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YOM HA’ATZMAOT/ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY

April 15, 2021

Whether you realize it or not, if you are Jewish anywhere in the world, this day should mean a lot to you.

Israel is a beacon of hope and a haven of refuge for the Jewish people all across the globe, and her day of declaring independence was nothing short of a miracle. In the shadows of the aftermath of the Holocaust, it allowed Jews everywhere to raise their heads high and to be proud of who they were. Finally, we had a country to call our own and where we could declare and express our self-determination. With the realities of antisemitism always seeming to rear its ugly head, Israel’s significance to Jewish people across the world is as salient as ever.

With 70 years now under its belt, Israel is maturing and is one of the most successful countries in the world, a leader in science, medicine, and technology, its inventions and innovations helping people across the globe.

The day is a joyful one, with many celebrating hope with barbeques, fireworks, and family fun.

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