*Yom Ha'atzma'ut ha-60 Sameach!
My great plans of blogging about the history and connection of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel, and of the founding of the State, and the miraculous circumstances surrounding Israel's victory in the June, 1967 so-called Six-Day War, didn't come to fruition--after Pesach, my job and this weekend I just don't have the energy for it.
Instead, I posted a few short videos to commemorate Israel's 60th Birthday which takes place on the 5th day of the month of Iyar, corresponding this year to May 10th on the secular calendar. Because that day is Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, Israel will be celebrating it on Thursday (as well as our city here in the States, with our local celebrations).
With all it's flaws, Israel is the only homeland for the Jewish People, and I strongly believe that, for the rest of the world, Israel is the proverbial "canary in the coal mine."
As people better than I have said: "As it goes for Israel, so will it go for the World."
*Happy 60th Independence Day Israel!