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From Joy to Sorrow and Back Again

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 24, 2013
I close my eyes and am transported back to Israel, where I spent the past six weeks.

The Story of Israel’s Independence

9 Iyyar 5773 – April 19, 2013
This is Judah’s manifest destiny. This is the uncanny persistence of his youth, the anthem of his old.

Israeli Children Returned to School, Hence the Rockets

8 Iyyar 5773 – April 17, 2013
The IDF's assessment, hardly surprising and certainly not for the first time, is that the attack on Eilat was made from the nearby Sinai Peninsula.

The Only Truth

6 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
It's important to realize the cost of something and that includes the State of Israel.

The Fourth of July is Coming – Who Cares?

11 Tammuz 5772 – July 1, 2012
To all of my beloved Jewish brothers and sisters in America, go ahead and eat your hot dogs. Drink your beer. But don’t think that the Fourth of July is really Independence Day for you. Remember that your nation is Israel, not America. Your hearts should beat proudly when you see the Star of David blowing in the wind, not the Stars and Stripes. And always remember that you are only in America, temporarily, because of the curse of galut.

US Embassy in Tel Aviv Raffling Off July 4 Party Tickets

24 Sivan 5772 – June 14, 2012
The US Embassy in Tel Aviv announced Wednesday that it will be giving away tickets to an annual Independence Day party at the US ambassador’s residence in Herzliya.

Bronx Girl Wins National Bible Contest, Passaic Boy Scores Perfect

22 Iyyar 5772 – May 14, 2012
Shalhevet Schwartz, a 14 year old girl from Riverdale, Bronx, was one of only two girls to compete in her division of the National Bible Contest held last Sunday at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. Despite appearances, the freshman at SAR High School exhibited sufficient bible knowledge to win, and be eligible to participate in the world championships in Jerusalem, the “Chidon HaTanach”, held every year on Israel’s Independence Day.

Investigation: Non-Kosher Meat Served at President’s Independence Day Event

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 30, 2012
A major faux pas involving non-kosher hen's meat is rocking the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. According to Ma'ariv, the event's caterer purchase a large quantity of meat on Thursday morning to replace meat that had been spoiled. The new meat came from a non-kosher butcher shop in the Arab village of Abu Gosh, which stays open on Shabbat and sells sea food.

Calendar Of Events

5 Iyyar 5772 – April 26, 2012
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Happy Re-Birth Day Israel!

We Jews are an extremely tight knit family. Families fight and argue, yell and scream, rant and rave – especially when things are stable. But push a family into the corner, or provide it with reason for celebration – and, usually, family members they will come together in profound and extreme ways.

Peres’ Independence Day Greeting to Diaspora Jewry: ‘The Reality We Have Built is Much...

4 Iyyar 5772 – April 25, 2012
President Shimon Peres: "Our mutual unwavering commitment to each other is crucial. The young generation's commitment to our state is essential as our shared tomorrow will be defined by innovation. As partners of our nation, your ability to secure a future defined by scientific development and discoveries is vital to our shared mission."

Alternative Reality – Destabilizing Morality on Memorial Day

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
There exists a new type of Israeli, who sees a moral equivalence between Israel's fallen, and those of the enemy.

Ha’aretz Independence Day Recipes Kosher in English, Traif Galore in Hebrew

If you're an American Jew looking for an Independence Day recipe, Ha'aretz in English is a safe place for you. You'll find there a discussion of the perfect hamburger, as befits the national holiday of outdoors barbecuing. But click over to the same paper's Hebrew language website, and you'll discover an additional component, besides beef: goat cheese.

Intoxication Tests, Traffic Control, Part of Israeli Police Preparations for 64th Independence Day

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 23, 2012
Tel Aviv District Police has completed its preparations for Memorial Day and the 64th Independence Day of the State of Israel. County units will operate with reinforcements of Police, Border Guard officers and Civil Defense volunteers, increasing normal security arrangements, easing traffic flow and preventing criminal activity.

It’s My Opinion: Celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut

7 Iyyar 5770 – April 21, 2010
Reading through one of our local Jewish newspapers, I was delighted to see a full-page advertisement publicizing a celebration for Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day. The 62nd anniversary of the resurgence of the Jewish State is certainly worthy of a party. In fact, after 2,000 years of bloodstained exile, it is an incredible, modern-day wonder.

The Day He Moved The Pope’s Heart An Interview with Cantor Chaim Adler

28 Nisan 5769 – April 22, 2009
He certainly didn't waste any time. Cantor Chaim Adler began his chazzanut career at age 10; today, he is known as "the chief cantor of Tel Aviv" and one of the most prominent cantors in the world.

Disengagement From Reality

13 Sivan 5764 – June 2, 2004
As we see from the reactions of many of the Israeli government ministers, Arik Sharon negotiated with himself and decided that his plan for disengagement was a reasonable plan.

Independence Day

11 Shevat 5762 – January 23, 2002
Most married couples face the problem of maintaining both independence in their marriage and a relationship with their parents. Can the partners achieve a degree of detachment and at the same time reassure their parents that they will remain loyal, respectful and affectionate? Can you as partners shift loyalty from your parents to your spouse and leave your childhood with its remembered mixture of pleasure and pains?

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