Israel’s Independence Day “highlights the dramatic contrast between our status today and that of our powerless kinsmen facing doom on the eve of the Holocaust” [VIDEO]

Celebrating Independence Day in a world of turmoil
by Isi Leibler
April 30, 2017

…Independence Day should be more than a holiday and barbecues. We should focus on the spiritual aspects and seek to convey to younger generations that the rebirth of their nation – which so many seem to take for granted – is truly miraculous. We must remind ourselves of the incredible devastation that took place 75 years ago following 2,000 years of wretched dispersion, persecution, expulsion and murder and climaxing with the Holocaust. We should view this in the light of our resurrected nation which has grown from 600,000 Jews in 1948 to six million Jews today. We should remind ourselves that our vibrant nation-state revived the sacred tongue of our ancestors and molded broken refugees and survivors from all corners of the globe into a thriving national culture. READ MORE

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