What can I do if there aren't any other Jews around?
While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.
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.
The importance of Israel for Jews who do not live there.
The celebration of Israeli independence is marked each year on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.
Religious observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut draw on a variety of Jewish customs.
Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.