Israel became the independent Jewish State over half a century ago. We've come a long way since then, but there are still so many problems.
Is this what the prophets promised us so many years ago? Do we still have a reason to celebrate?
And: Rabbi David Sampson shares Rav Kook's take on Israel Independence Day.
Then: Anita Tucker shares her thoughts about Yom Ha'atzmaut now that we are long past the tragic and traumatic Disengagement from Gaza..