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Birthright Israel’s Connection to Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 26, 2020 at 8:00 am
Mifgash participant at a cometary in Israel

Birthright Israel’s Connection to Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

Every year, Israelis and Jews worldwide come together to commemorate and celebrate two important days on the calendar: Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day). On these days we remember the sacrifice of our soldiers over the last 72 years and we celebrate the triumph that is the State of Israel. Read More

Quiz: How much do you know about Yom Ha’atzmaut

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 26, 2020 at 8:00 am
Birthright Israel participants holding an Israeli flag

Quiz: How much do you know about Yom Ha’atzmaut

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

Every year Jews in Israel and around the world celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Yom Ha’atzmaut marks the establishment of the modern State of Israel. In many Western Jewish communities, Yom Ha’atzmaut is incorporated into Jewish calendars and followed by a public celebration. This all marks and of course remembers the original date when Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948, where David Ben-Gurion read it out loud. Prior to Yom Ha’atzmaut Israelis observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s official holiday for remembering its fallen heroes. Read More