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66 of Israel’s Heroes Share a Powerful Message

May 6, 2014, by

This video from Nefesh b’Nefesh celebrates Israeli Independence Day with 66 Israeli heroes sharing a powerful message! Hear their stories. Live your dreams. Am Yisrael Chai! See the names below (in order of appearance): 0:22 Natan Sharansky — Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel 0:27 Rabbi Jerry Epstein — Former VP […]

Bibi the Builder?

May 6, 2014, by

With preparations for Israel’s 66th birthday running behind schedule, Prime Minister Netanyahu did what any good boss would do:

And God Said, “I Am Sorry”

April 29, 2014, by

Every spring, a number of days of commemoration are observed. Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron, established by the government of Israel, are days in which we honor the memory of the fallen – first for the victims of the Holocaust and then for those who gave their lives to create and defend the State of […]

Yom Ha’Atzmaut – Rabbi Gold

April 26, 2012, by

The two faces of Eliyahu Ha’Navi – Parshat Hashavua from Yerushalayim presented by Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold. Recorded at the Avrom Silver Jerusalem College for Adults.  —————————————— The prayer for the welfare of the State of Israel, like the country for which it is recited, is often at the center of controversy. In Prayer for […]

Reflections on Yom ha-Atzmaut as a New Immigrant

April 30, 2009, by

Thousands of Jerusalemites packed Sacher Park on Independence Day for a vast BBQ. (Photo: Gil Zohar) I’ve just celebrated my 4th Yom ha-Atzmaut since making aliya. What’s life like for a middle-aged, middle class guy from Toronto, Canada adjusting to quotidian Jerusalem, you may wonder. Good, mostly, I suppose. That first year, trying to immerse […]

Yom Haatzmaut Dayeinu

April 23, 2009, by

Car for Israel’s 60th Just Glad to Be Living in Israel Living most of my life in the United States, I knew Israel’s independence was not something to take for granted, and indeed to be celebrated at every opportunity. Nevertheless, with the pace of life there not focused on Israeli holidays, the ability to celebrate […]