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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

Beyond the euphoria of Yom Ha’atzmaut is political chaos

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.

Parashat Emor (Israel)  and Yom Ha'atzmaut

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.

Rav Kook on Yom Ha'atzmaut: The drama of the Balfour Declaration

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.

Chosen People/ Chosen Land

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!'"

Video: Reflections on the Anniversary of the Jewish State -1858

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?

Yom Ha'atzmaut: Is there a halakhic basis for a new holiday?

Tefila B'Tachana - Annual Musical Tefila for Yom HaAtzmaut

Tefila B'Tachana- Annual Musical Tefila for Yom HaAtzmaut held at Jerusalem's First Station.

Tefila B'Tachana - Annual Musical Tefila for Yom HaAtzmaut player

The healing powers of the month of Iyar

Iyar is the month when we shake off the dust and rise to greatness! Chodesh Tov!!

The healing powers of the month of Iyar

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.'

Murdered rabbi's daughter to be honored on Independence Day

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.

Why I love the far-from-perfect Israel

'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.

'Blessed to have the chance to live our history'

Mazel tov Am Yisrael on the 72nd year of the Jewish State!

Mazel tov Am Yisrael on the 72nd year of the Jewish State!

This year it's "Home Haatzma'ut"

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

Poll: Majority of Israeli Jews, Arabs view Israel favorably

After 71 years, Israel is like the bougainvillea in my garden

After 71 years, Israel is like the bougainvillea in my garden

A crazy Israeli dream come true whose logo is a flying camel

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.

Critically-wounded soldier who returned to service to bear torch

'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.

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My Yom Ha'atzmaut shtreimel

My Yom Ha'atzmaut shtreimel

The State of Israel is Holy

The State of Israel is Holy

It's all about your vision: Israel at 70

It's all about your vision: Israel at 70

Thank G-d for Israel: The Diaspora torch

Thank G-d for Israel: The Diaspora torch

Dear haredi Jew

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.

Watch: 'What makes us drop everything and come defend Israel?'player

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?

Who will light 'the torch of the Jewish people'?

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.

Samaria Wants IDF Flyover Too, Says Council Deputy

Obama: 'US-Israel Relationship Never Stronger'

US President wishes Israel a happy Independence Day, commits to working toward a two-state solution.

Obama: 'The US-Israel Relationship Has Never Been Stronger'

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.

Live: From Auschwitz to the Western Wall

Video: Celebrating Independence with IDF's Finest

Excellent Soldiers' awards and Singing Independence, aired live from the President's Residence in Jerusalem.

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'Israel's Mission: Make the World a Better Place'

Minister releases heartfelt, if quirky, address for Independence Day - bridging ancient heritage and modern marvels.

'Israel's Mission: Tikkun Olam - Make the World a Better Place'

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.

'Thank You For Supporting the One and Only Jewish State'player

Celebrating Yom Haatzmaut: Barbecue to Beit Medrash

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.

New York Kicks Off Israel 66th Birthday Bash

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

Rabbis: Keep Eyal Golan Out of Beit Shemesh

Jewish Home in Urgent Session on Galilee Violence

Showdown with Arab nationalists expected at Lavie Forest, next to Golani Junction, on Independence Day.

Jewish Home in Urgent Session over Galilee Arab Violence

20% of Israelis Feel More 'Jewish' Than 'Israeli'

Most Israelis feel more or equally 'Jewish' as they do 'Israeli,' poll reveals. But will they in the future?

Poll: 20% of Israelis Feel More 'Jewish' Than 'Israeli'

Nationalists to Face Islamists in Galilee Showdown

Ex-MK Ben Ari calls on Jews to make a stand when Arabs hold 'Nakba' event on Independence Day.

Nationalists to Face Islamists in Galilee Showdown

MK: Don't Hire 'Bad' Singers for Public Shows

Entertainers who have behaved badly do not deserve to be paid with tax money for entertaining the public, says MK Shuli Muallem.

MK: Don't Hire 'Bad' Singers for Independence Day Shows

Livnat: Israel Can Hold its Head High

Minister Limor Livnat says ‘complicated’ Israel has much to be proud of.

Livnat: Israel Can Hold its Head High

Photo Essay: Yom Haatzmaut Celebrations

Jewish youth celebrate the 65th anniversary of Israel's independence.

Photo Essay: Yom Haatzmaut Celebrations in Jerusalem