Can a Nation be Born in a Day?

Happy 71st Birthday, Israel! "But wait," you say! "Didn't we just celebrate that?" Indeed, we did! Yom Ha'Atzmaut...Israel's Independence Day...was celebrated May 8-9 in Israel because they observe a lunar calendar as opposed to our Gregorian calendar! Yet, by our calendar, we know Israel was re-born and became a nation again on May 14, 1948. …

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Israel: A Proud Nation Stands!

Today, Israel celebrates Yom Ha'Atzmaut...Independence Day! From a ragtag band of unequipped warriors who fended off 5 Arab nations one day after declaring independence, to today's 8th most powerful military in the world, Israel stands as a proud nation! The IDF displays Israeli pride on this 71st birthday of the Jewish state. Enjoy! PS: In …

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Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut: Honor and Celebration

Yom HaZikaron, Memorial Day for fallen soldiers, begins today at sundown. Then, Yom Ha'atzmaut, Independence Day in Israel, begins tomorrow at sundown. Israel may be the only country on the planet to routinely celebrate civil holidays twice. Why? Because prior to implementation of today's Gregorian calendar, the Hebrew calendar was a lunar one, based on …

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A Father’s Letter to His Son

Over the past couple weeks, the Jewish people have commemorated Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (commemoration of the 23,000+ Israelis who have lost their lives in war and terrorism) and Yom HaAtma'ut (Independence Day). I recently reviewed a brief (3:41) video that very touchingly ties the three events together.  It is a father's …

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