The Jewish New Year calls upon us to both reach back into the past and step forward into the future.
There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.
Tensions exist between national observance and private remembrance on Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day.
The celebration of Israeli independence is marked each year on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.
This day honoring fallen soldiers immediately precedes Israel's Independence Day.