News and updates about Yom Haatzmaut
Hallel with a Blessing on Yom Ha’atzmaut
It is a Torah-based mitzvah to celebrate days of salvation when Israel is saved from death,and so it is with Yom Ha'atzmaut .
The message of Nachshon, the hero of the Red Sea crossing
From Shvi'i shel Pesach to Yom Ha'atzmaut to Shavuot, there is a theme for us to emulate as we leave the Pesach season: Nachshon's faith.
From Jabotinsky through to Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu shares the same hatred bestowed on Menachem Begin. Op-ed.
Tu B'shvat and The Song of the Sea
Tu B'Shvat: fruits vs. vegetables .Shirat Hayam (The Song of the Sea) as the basis for saying Hallel on Yom Ha'atzmaut and Jerusalem Day. .
Beyond the euphoria of Yom Ha’atzmaut is a country in political chaos
We bask in its astonishing achievements but if a person wanted to destroy the Jewish state, there are several steps that he could take.Op-ed
Parashat Emor (Israel) and Yom Ha'atzmaut
Perhaps it is not coincidence that Parashat Emor almost always falls in the 23-day period between Yom Ha'atzmaut and Yom Herut Yerushalayim.
Rav Kook on Yom Ha'atzmaut: The drama of the Balfour Declaration
Rav Kook, in England, fought the letter written by Jewish leaders against a Jewish state - and won.
Chosen People/ Chosen Land
It’s amazing that even now, Yom Ha’atzmaut 2022, the State of Israel faces a world that denies its legitimacy and sovereignty. Op-ed.
Video: Reflections on the Anniversary of the State of Israel - 1958
"There is no question that the State of Israel is a miracle and although it is ours by way of suffering, 'with your blood you shall live!'"
Yom Ha'atzmaut: Is there a halakhic basis for a new holiday?
There is no rational explanation for this country's victory in 1948 and its success. We thank Hashem for it, but a new holiday? and Hallel?
Tefila B'Tachana - Annual Musical Tefila for Yom HaAtzmaut
Tefila B'Tachana- Annual Musical Tefila for Yom HaAtzmaut held at Jerusalem's First Station.
The healing powers of the month of Iyar
Iyar is the month when we shake off the dust and rise to greatness! Chodesh Tov!!
Murdered rabbi's daughter to be honored at Independence Day ceremony
The daughter of the slain rabbi who was seriously injured herself, selected to receive a medal for 'exemplary military service.'
Why I love the far-from-perfect Israel
Are things perfect in the 73-year-old modern state of Israel? Absolutely not. Are your kids perfect? Don't you love them anyway. Op-ed.
'Blessed to have the chance to live our history'
As an olah, although of over 50 years standing, this is a time when I recollect my own Zionist journey, from Baltimore to Yerushalayim.
Mazel tov Am Yisrael on the 72nd year of the Jewish State!
This year it's "Home Haatzma'ut"
Poll: Majority of Israeli Jews, Arabs view Israel favorably
Ahead of Israel's 72nd Independence Day, more than half of the state's Arab residents said they
After 71 years, Israel is like the bougainvillea in my garden
A crazy Israeli dream come true whose logo is a flying camel
Critically-wounded soldier who returned to service to bear torch
Col. Shai Siman Tov to bear torch as IDF rep during ceremony for Israel's 71st Independence Day.
'We light this torch for the unity of the Jewish people'
The mothers of the 3 boys murdered in 2014 Hamas kidnapping share their feelings at being chosen to light Independence Day torch.
My Yom Ha'atzmaut shtreimel
The State of Israel is Holy
It's all about your vision: Israel at 70
Thank G-d for Israel: The Diaspora torch
Dear haredi Jew
Watch: 'What makes us drop everything and come defend Israel?'
Director-General of PM's Office shares special personal experience from 2006 Lebanon War during address marking Israel's Independence Day.
Who will light 'the torch of the Jewish people'?
For the first time, the torch at the Independence Day ceremony in Jerusalem is to be lit by a Jew who is not an Israeli. Recommendations?
Samaria Wants IDF Flyover Too, Says Council Deputy
Samaria Council official Yossi Dagan appealed for help – in giving residents of Samaria the same Independence Day “treat” others enjoy.
Obama: 'US-Israel Relationship Never Stronger'
US President wishes Israel a happy Independence Day, commits to working toward a two-state solution.
Live: From Auschwitz to the Western Wall
In Independence Day march, a new Torah scroll will be dedicated by the March of the Living program.
Video: Celebrating Independence with IDF's Finest
Excellent Soldiers' awards and Singing Independence, aired live from the President's Residence in Jerusalem.
'Israel's Mission: Make the World a Better Place'
Minister releases heartfelt, if quirky, address for Independence Day - bridging ancient heritage and modern marvels.
PM Thanks Israel's Supporters on Independence Day
Prime Minister's address focuses on Israel's achievements in 66 years of independence, stresses role of worldwide support.
Celebrating Yom Haatzmaut: Barbecue to Beit Medrash
New York Kicks Off Israel 66th Birthday Bash
New Yorkers celebrate the rich and complex culture, history, and people of Israel.
Rabbis: Keep Eyal Golan Out of Beit Shemesh
A group of rabbis in Beit Shemesh slammed the municipality for hiring singer Eyal Golan to perform on Israel Independence Day
Jewish Home in Urgent Session on Galilee Violence
Showdown with Arab nationalists expected at Lavie Forest, next to Golani Junction, on Independence Day.