Happy 64th Birthday, Israel!

Community Leader
Registered: 01-13-1997
Happy 64th Birthday, Israel!
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 12:26pm

Today is Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day. Tomorrow is Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. In Israel, Yom HaZikaron is a serious holiday. I really appreciate that one is followed by the other - seems so appropriate to remember the fallen before celebrating Independence. Have you ever been in Israel for these holidays? Please tell us about your experience.

Are you celebrating here? My synagogue is running 10 days of programs this year. I'm impressed for our small group! There's a Shabbat Israeli-style dinner, Sat. night is Havdalah and an Israeli entertainer. We also have Israeli dancing, an Israeli movie, and a Middle East analyst speaking. I'll be attending several of these events. It should be fun!

Here's some info:

http://judaism.about.com/od/israeliholidays/ig/Israel-Memorial-Day-Photos/

http://judaism.about.com/od/israeliholidays/ig/Israel-Independence-Day-Photos.--EF/

Janet