Yom Ha-Atsma’ut and Yom Yershulayim.
Three bereaved mothers will welcome independence day.
From Independence Day celebrations to Eurovision.
Ben-Gurion, Thomas Jefferson, and declarations of independence.
For all these things . . .
By the numbers.
All of civilization should celebrate.
The answer comes down to the nature of deliverance, and to what you think the Jewish state represents.
And why this week’s Torah portion fits into the spirit of both days.
The International Bible Contest, whose final round is held annually in Jerusalem on Independence Day, showcases the benefits of Jewish learning.