Today יום העצמאות is celebrated in Israel. We acknowledge the miracle of the State of Israel. The Jewish people have a homeland after nearly 2000 years. And we further marvel at the incredible strides made in so brief a time.
When historians will look back at this seventy-one year period, it will be difficult to believe that so much could be accomplished in so short a time.
One of the highlights of this day is the air show provided by the Israeli Air Force. Anyone who has the most basic understanding of Jewish history, should swell with pride seeing fighter jets with a Jewish star flying overhead and defending the Jewish people.
It is a very special day where we are to give thanks to Hashem for beginning to rebuild the House of Israel.
חג עצמאות שמח ושבת שלום.