What the Zionist Holidays Reveal about the Religious Significance of Israel’s Rebirth https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2019/05/what-the-zionist-holidays-reveal-about-the-religious-significance-of-israels-rebirth/

May 10, 2019 | Meir Soloveichik
About the author: Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

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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