What the Zionist Holidays Reveal about the Religious Significance of Israel’s Rebirth

Since its creation, the Jewish state has added two new days of rejoicing to the Jewish calendar: Yom Ha-Atsma’ut, Israel’s independence day (celebrated yesterday), and Yom Yerushalayim, which falls this year on June 2 and celebrates the liberation of Jerusalem’s Old City in the 1967 war. Placing these holidays in the context of both the drama of 20th-century Jewish history and the rhythms of the Jewish year, Meir Soloveichik explores their theological and national significance. (Video, 33 minutes.)

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More about: Israel & Zionism, Israeli Independence Day, Jerusalem, Six-Day War

How Palestinian Authority Incitement Led to the Murder of an Israeli Jogger

Jan. 15 2021

On December 20, a Palestinian waited in a wooded area near a Jewish village in northern Israel in the hope of encountering a victim. Soon enough he spotted Esther Horgan walking home from an evening jog and killed her by beating her with a rock. He later told the police that he did the deed to avenge the death of Kamal Abu Wa’er, a terrorist in Israeli custody. Itamar Marcus explains:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Fatah, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror