The Significance of Israel’s Independence Day

As of sundown last night, the nation of Israel pivoted from one of the most solemn days of the year to one of the most joyful. Yom HaZikaron (yesterday) commemorated the 26,000+ Israelis who have died at the hands of combat or terrorism since Israel's rebirth as a nation in 1948. Israelis revere their soldiers …

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Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Deep Sorrow to Extreme Joy

The Jewish people have a quality no one else in the world seems to have. Having gone through the Holocaust, they have an understanding of grief beyond what most of us can ever begin to fathom. Yet, having survived the Holocaust (as a people group), the Jews have an incredible zest for life and the …

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The Wars of Israel – Part 1

Headline news in 1948 Hi friends! Just this week Israel celebrated her 72nd year of independence. Yom Ha'Atzmaut is a day of celebration and typically Israelis flood the beaches and national parks to enjoy bar-b-ques, picnics and IAF flyovers. This year was different, as the country is still under tight restrictions due to the COVID …

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Stories of Tragedy Give Way to Celebrations of Freedom!

By now, it is past sundown in Israel and celebration has begun! However, as I post, it is not yet sundown in the US, and American Jews are also commemorating the loss of loved ones who gave it all for the sake of the survival of Israel. Israel's memorial day for those lost in battle …

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