Wednesday, May 3

Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut!

Happy 58th Bithday to Israel! Today is Yom HaAtzmuot, Israeli independence day!

I often find that Dry Bones manages to capture just the right feeling for many Israeli occassions and current events. So, enjoy the cartoon.

From our vantage point in 2006, the existence of the Jewish State may seem like an established event. However, it was not very long before Israel's independence the the continued existence of the Jewish people was in real doubt.

We are taught to remember that joy and grief are never too far apart; that is part of the reason that we break a glass during a wedding ceremony. The quick succession of three holidays, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) last week, followed by Yom HaZikiron (Israeli Memorial Day) yesterday and Yom HaAtzmaut today really put the progression of life and faith into perspective.

Mazel Tov Israel!

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