The Jewishness of Israel’s National Holidays
The eight days that begin on Yom Ha-Shoah and end on Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day) mark Israel’s new civil religion. This period is filled with meaning, symbols, rituals and practices. Some call it: the National Days of Awe. To what extent does this time represent a new national Israeli culture or is it a continuation of Jewish values and practices?
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