Israel Independence Day begins the evening of April 28, 2020
Multiple version of the Al Hanisim prayer have been composed to thank God for Israel, each emphasizing different aspects of the Jewish state's creation.
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While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.
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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.
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The celebration of Israeli independence is marked each year on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.