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Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom HaShoha

Yom HaShoha also Yom Hazikaron Lashoha Velagvora, Remembrance Day of the Holocaust, On the 27th day of the month of Nissan which falls in early Spring. Yom Hashoha is a national memorial day in Israel in remembrance of the Six Millions Who perished in the Holocaust. We observe Yom HaShoah in synagogues in commemorations services. Many Yom HaShoah programs features talks by a Holocaust survivors. Many Jewish schools also hold Holocaust-related educational programs on, or towards Yom HaShoah. In Israel, on the eve of Yom HaShoha there is a state ceremony at Yad Vashem. On Yom HaShoha morning at 10:00am…
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The Declaration of the establishment of the state of Israel

May 14, 1948 On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the British Mandate over a Palestine expired, the Jewish People's Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum, and approved the following proclamation, declaring the establishment of the State of Israel. The new state was recognized that night by the United States and three days later by the USSR. Text: ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) - the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and…
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A Temporary Dwelling: The Journey Toward The Land

Dr. Elana HeidemanThe Israel Forever FoundationThere are only 2 mitzvot that we can do with our entire being, both body and soul: The mitzvah of building/dwelling the Sukkah, and the mitzvah of living in the Land of Israel. (Vilna Gaon)How meaningful it is to appreciate the union of these two mitzvot as Sukkot arrives in Israel.When the Israelites left Egypt and traveled for forty years to the Land of Israel, they built tents to live in along the way. But in the period surrounding the harvest, temporary huts or booths - Sukkot סוכות - were built with the date and…
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Finding Israel, Finding Roots In Your Rosh HaShanah

By Dr. Elana Heideman, The Israel Forever Foundation Every year as Rosh HaShanah arrives, Jews around the world come together for their annual commemoration of the birth of the world. We contemplate how this year’s celebration will be different than the year before, who will join us at our chag table for our festive meal, who we’ll see in shul that we haven’t seen since... well, the last time we gathered as a community. We use this chag to honor our relationship with friends, family, our Jewish identity, and of course with God. We wish each other Chag Sameach and…
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Warm wishes for a sweet New Year, Your friends at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network

This year, may we all find our inner go-getter,resolving to make the world even better! Warm wishes for a sweet New Year,Your friends at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network     The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network is a global enterprise that supports and creates innovative initiatives for the purpose of igniting the passion and unleashing the power in young people tocreate positive change in their communities. SPN includes the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Schusterman Foundation-Israel, ROI Community and REALITY.www.schusterman.org 
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Sukkot

Following the Exodus from Egypt, Israel traversed the Sinai Desert for forty years. Ever since, we remember the miracales by dwelling in a sukkah, a hut of temporary construction with a roof covering of branches, for seven days and nights, we eat all our meals in the sukkah and otherwise regard it as our home. Another Sukkot observance is the taking of the Four Kinds: a Lulav(palm frond), an etrog (citron), three hadassim (myrtle twigs) and two aravot (willow twigs). On each day of Sukkut (excepting Shabbat), we take the Four Kinds, recite a blessing over them, bring them together…
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Israel Remembrance Day - Yom Hazikaron

  Israel Remembrance Day -Yom Hazikaron on the 4th day of the month of Eiar.   The day includes many national ceremonies for fallen soldiers in which senior public officials and military officers are present. The day opens the preceding evening at 20:00 (8:00 pm, with a one-minute Sirens during which most Israelis stand in silence, commemorating the fallen and showing respect. The official ceremony to mark the opening of the day takes place at the Western Wall. In the morning a two minutes sirens is heard all over Israel which marks the opening of the official memorial ceremonies and private…
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Israel declaration of independent

  Israel declaration of independent - May 14, 1948 ERETZ-ISRAEL (Hebrew - the Land of Israel, Palestine) was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books. After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom. Impelled by this historic and traditional…
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Israel declaration of independent

  Israel declaration of independent - May 14, 1948 ERETZ-ISRAEL (Hebrew - the Land of Israel, Palestine) was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books. After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom. Impelled by this historic and traditional…
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