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Daily Briefing:YOM HA’ZIKARON AND YOM HA’ATZMAUT: INTEGRATING THE PRICE OF STATEHOOD

WATCH:  Whose Land?: Part I: Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation, Apr. 15, 2022   In-depth history of the creation of the modern State of Israel. There are ten episodes.  Well worth watching.

WATCH:  CAEF & UKLFI present “Special 2022 Israel Independence Program: Whose Land?”:  Webinar, YouTube, May 3, 2022 — Discussion of the above documentary.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks:  Yom HaZikaron Family Edition: Ceremony & Celebration Family Edition  — Thoughts on Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers.

From Sadness and Mourning to Celebration – How and Why:  Ari Fuld, Jewish Press, May 4, 2022 — 48 hours ago, I stood frozen as the siren wailed and I was thrown back into a nightmare from 25 years ago when I buried my friend and platoon mate, Yehoshua Friedberg.


 Israel’s Independence Day: Why We Are Here, 74 Years Later:  Dvora Waysman, Jerusalem Post, Apr. 28, 2022

How British and American Elites Failed to Stop the Jewish State: Mike Watson, Tablet, May 2, 2022

The Mystery of Theodor Herzl:  Rick Richman, Mosaic, Jan. 4, 2021

Judaism and Zionism Are Inseparable:  Rabbi Amiel Hirsch, Sapir Journal, Vol. 5, Spring 2022


For Further Reference:

Is the Most Iconic Sentence of Israel’s Declaration of Independence True?:  Daniel Gordis, Mosaic, Feb. 22, 2022The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people,” b’erets Yisrael kam ha-am ha-y’hudi, begins Israel’s Declaration of Independence.

An Open Letter to Anti-Zionists from a Veteran of the Left:  Kathlyn Hayes, Fathom Journal, April 2022 — For 25 years, I was a member of a small, insular, Trotskyist organisation. Periodically during some febrile internal dispute, our Great Leader would invoke Oliver Cromwell. ‘I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ’, he’d howl, ‘to think it possible that you may be mistaken.’

7 Trending Jewish Foods for Israel’s Independence Day:  Andi Moradian, Aish, May 1, 2022 — As the State of Israel approaches its 74th Independence Day (Yom Haatzmaut), we take a look at the different food cultures that have come together to shape modern Israeli cuisine.

Buoyed by Aliya, Israeli Population up to 9.5 million ahead of 74th Independence Day:  TOI staff and Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel, May 1, 2022 — Just ahead of the celebration of Israel’s 74th anniversary, the population of the Jewish state stands at 9,506,000, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced Sunday.

Israelis Proud of their Country but Worried for its Future, Poll Finds:  Noam Dvir, Israel Hayom, May 1, 2022 — Israeli Jews are proud of their country and of their religion but concerned by societal rifts and the rising cost of living. This is according to a new poll by the Pnima Movement, which works to address the rifts and polarization in Israeli society, ahead of Independence Day.

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