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Jewish Holidays

Yom Ha’atzmaut, the day the modern State of Israel was founded is celebrated annually on its Hebrew anniversary – the 5th of Iyar

Rav Soloveitchik on Yom Haatzmaut 1968

April 24, 2023, by

Presented by Rav Soloveitchik in Boston on May 4, 1968 To turn on subtitles, click on the gear icon in the bottom right כדי לראות כתוביות בעברית, לחץ על איקון גלגל השיניים 00:00- 01:00 – Yom Haatzmaut in The Boston Globe and the Christian Science Monitor 01:00 – 03:02 – The State of Israel and the fulfillment […]

The Israeli Flag

April 20, 2023, by

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, 28 Nisan 5783 – April 19, 2023 Rabbi Manning’s series for 2023 has been sponsored לעילוי נשמת ברנה בת בנדית וזליג בן קלמן As we approach Yom Ha’atzmaut in Israel, the Israeli flag becomes a ubiquitous sight in our streets. In recent months during 2023, the flag has also […]

Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the State of Israel

May 2, 2022, by

Reflections of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Tenth Anniversary of the State of Israel הרהורים לרגל יום העצמאות העשירי של מדינת ישראל SUBTITLES IN BOTH ENGLISH AND HEBREW To turn on subtitles click on CC, and then on gear button to select language. CC עבור כיתוביות, לחצו על ואז על האיקון של הילוכים לבחור את […]

The Land of Hope and Dreams

May 2, 2022, by

What happens when a dream becomes a reality? It loses much of its luster. Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. The dream of returning to the land of Israel is the oldest dream in history. It is a dream that has stirred imaginations across the generations. Despite our dark world, for centuries we preserved […]

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Jewish History Under Construction

April 25, 2022, by

Redemption comes in many varieties. Sometimes it is a rapid swell and sometimes a gentle flow. Sometimes history is overhauled in a heartbeat and other times its revolutions are gradual. Though redemption is often compared to a sunrise, in Psalms chapter 18, King David compares it to the construction of a fortress, reminding us that, […]

Israel: Gateway to Miracles

April 15, 2021, by

  On Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) we reflect on the miracles of Israeli history and what it means for our lives, wherever we live on G-d’s globe. From The Torah Journey Podcast