The Star of David is the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?
Israel’s official date to commemorate the Holocaust, known as Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”) or Yom HaShoah for short (literally “Holocaust Day”), is on the Hebrew date of 27th of Nisan – this year on April 28, 2022. The day is an official Israeli holiday under Israeli law, and has been adopted by many Jews throughout the diaspora as the day of the Jewish community’s […]
2022 marks 74 years since Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared independence on May 14, 1948 (the 5th of the Hebrew month of Iyar) in Tel Aviv only hours before the British Mandate was set to expire. Ben-Gurion was also fighting the clock as it was a Friday afternoon, and Shabbat was only hours away. The 5th of Iyar has been celebrated every year as Israel’s Independence Day, also […]