Yom Haatzmaut

Israeli Food

The 5 Foods You Must Eat for Israel’s Birthday

Hummus, shakshuka, sabich, homemade pita and Israel salad in honor of Yom Ha'aztmaut.

Modern Israel

Modern Israel at a Glance

An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.

Ask the Expert: 5 DIY Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations

What can I do if there aren't any other Jews around?

The Religious Status of Yom Ha’atzmaut

Within Israel and in the greater Jewish world there are differing views as to whether there is a religious nature to Israel's Independence Day.

After 69 Years, an Old New Paradigm is Needed

During the Holocaust we died in vain. We had no homeland and no state.

Last Year in the Deep South, This Year in Jerusalem

Hi! Remember me? It’s Missy! Last May I was finishing up my ISJL Education Fellowship with visits to two different ...

A Memorial Day to Remember

Last night we moved from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Ha’atzmaut – from Remembrance Day to Independence Day in Israel. We ...

Can We Talk About Israel?

A week after we celebrated the 66th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel, I’ve been reflecting ...

Shakshuka Pizza

I love making pizza at home, and especially enjoy trying new flavor toppings. Some of our favorites include white pesto ...

Praying for the Welfare of the State of Israel

While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.

Israel and Judaism

The importance of Israel for Jews who do not live there.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Liturgy

Religious observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut draw on a variety of Jewish customs.