Just as each of us goes through a process of self-examination during the Days of Repentence in Tishrei, this week is an opportunity to do so on a collective and national level.
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Even before I made aliyah, I celebrated Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) with my community, members of a small Reform congregation in Kerch, Crimea.