Yom Ha'atzmaut: still a reason to celebrate?

So many years after becoming a state. So many problems. Should we still celebrate?

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Judy Simon,

Israeli flag (illustration)
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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..


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