We are a miracle. From the ashes of the Holocaust, in a mere 61 years, we have established a vibrant and very special state. A place of life, beauty, and extraordinary lovingkindness, along with whatever pain we endure.
In due course, I will return to the news. But at sundown tonight we begin Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. A celebration to be begun with prayers and thanksgiving, and to be followed by dancing in the streets, fireworks, and, tomorrow, “al ha aish” — barbecue.
Here I share a couple of YouTube videos about Israel.
“Cool Facts About Israel” (A year old, but no matter.)
“If I Forget Thee Oh! Jerusalem”
And from my website, pictures showing the stunning beauty of our land: