On Yom Hazikaron: Honoring and Remembering Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price in Defense of Israel

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by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD
posted on April 24, 2020
I was only five years old when the State of Israel was established in 1948.  I was too young to recall any memories of that profound event in the Jewish people’s history—a centuries-old dream that had been realized at last. Despite my youth, the significance of this monumental event was never lost on me.  Growing up in the 1950s, my parents were deeply connected to Zionism. Read more...