Yom Ha’atzma’ut, Israeli Independence Day is definitely a spiritual holiday, not a simple celebration of a historic event. Recognizing the Hand of Gd in everything that has been happening to the Jewish People makes it easier to go on even when times are difficult.
אין מילים There are No Words, “Ain Milim”
The State of Israel has been gearing up for celebrating the 50th anniversary of our miraculous victory in the 1967 Six Days War…That’s why I’m very happy that Rabbi Emanuel Feldman has republished his lovely and honest memoir, his day by day journal written during the weeks leading up to the Six Days War and the war itself.
Our Independence Day celebrations honor those who were killed. By celebrating we are saying that they didn’t die in vain, and that our enemies will not defeat us, not militarily and not psychologically.
Not long ago, after getting on a bus to Jerusalem, I realized they the bus driver was an Arab. This happens a lot, because as I keep saying: “Israel isn’t an apartheid state!” Honestly, I don’t inspect the driver when getting on the bus, so unless it’s a driver I’m …