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Young girl waving large Israeli flad on a pole

In early 1948, Israel’s founders gathered to decide on a national anthem for the new State.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv
Hand giving a peace sign and painted to match the Israeli flag which is waving in the background

Fifty is a number with immense significance in the Jewish tradition.

Rabbi Noa Sattath
Row of Israeli flags against background of blue sky and clouds

Only in Israel and nowhere else is the injunction to remember felt as a religious imperative to an entire people.
-- Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Two uniformed Israeli soldiers praying at the Western Wall

Every year, on the fourth of the Hebrew month of Iyar, Israel observes Yom HaZikaron, a day of memori

Shelby Friedman
Yitzhak Rabin, Bill Clinton, and Yasir Arafat on the White House lawn in 1993

“There is a short road that is actually long, and a long road that is actually short.”
-- A young boy to Rabbi Yehoshua, Talmud, Eruvin 53b

Rabbi Neal Gold
A row of lit votive candles

I wasn’t one of the six million who died in the Shoah,
I wasn’t even among the survivors.
And I wasn’t one of the six hundred thousand who went out of Egypt…

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Arial view of Masada

Aretha Franklin lays it all out on the greasy diner floor, truly giving us something to “Think” about as she attempts to keep her

Uri M. Feinberg
Closeup of a gate with a Star of David in wrought iron with a cemetery in the background

The plane landed in Tel Aviv with a thud, olive trees and soldiers lining the runway.

Sydney Rothschild
Israeli children

I am a dreamer; tradition and faith are an important part of who I am. Going to Israel was a dream I’d had for as long as I can remember.

Holly Krakow
Side profile of a woman wearing a white top and a skirt mde of toilet paper rolls against a white background

Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady’s feature film, Wedding Doll (Hatuna MeNiyar) tells the story of Hagit, a young woman with a mild int

Daphne Macy

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