Happy Birthday Israel! (by Elina Katsman)
This year two of the most important, events in the Jewish history happen to fall in the in the same day. While the world celebrates 74 years since the victory on the Nazis in WW2 and the emancipation of Europe, Israel celebrates 71 years since her acknowledgment as a Jewish state! Times that symbolize the victory on the evil and the incredible strength of the spirit of the jewish people.
This time of the year we get together friends and family for the traditional “al ha esh” ( BBQ) and hang out to celebrate the birth of our young nation. Many things have happened since Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2000 years. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum on May 14, 1948 with the words “We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel,” where said Israel was born and Ben-Gurion became it’s first premier.
Modern Israel today is a flourishing oasis of progression, its is the true prove of the victory of the Jewish spirit! Happy Birthday Israel! Am Israel Hai!