Jewish perspectives on the responsibility to protect.
While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.
An idealized Jerusalem arose out of the ashes of the Temple's destruction and the city's ruins.
There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.
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.
Biblical texts present Jerusalem as a concrete city and also begin to develop it as an abstract symbol.
Tensions exist between national observance and private remembrance on Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day.
The importance of Israel for Jews who do not live there.
Remembering Jerusalem permeates Jewish belief, thought, and practice in profound and powerful ways.
The Conservative movement's creation of this scroll is the latest attempt in contemporary Judaism to create a liturgy for Yom Hashoah.