Yom Haatzmaut is the day that the State of Israel in particular and the Jewish people as a whole celebrate the creation of the State in 1948. On this day you will find a greater diversity of observance and non-observance in the Orthodox Jewish world than on any other day of the Jewish calendar. There are
Rabbi Avraham Edelstein describes the Jewish nation’s extraordinary connection to the Land of Israel in his commentary on Parshas Masay: “After man lost the Garden of Eden, the Land of Israel became the greatest spiritual place on earth, the link between Heaven and Earth and hence the epicenter of the world. This intrinsic holiness of... Read more »