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Yom Ha'atzmaut

Celebrate the vibrancy, complexity, and rich diversity of Israel and its meaning for the Jewish people.

Apr 21, 2024

A series of conversations that celebrate, reflect on, and explore the dynamics of the North American Jewish relationship with Israel.

Yom Ha'atzmaut


May 17, 2023

Younes Nazarian Memorial Lecture of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies on Yom Ha'atzmaut.

Apr 26, 2023

As Israel turns 75, one could reasonably argue that it has had the most impressive first three-quarters of a century of any state on Earth.

Apr 25, 2023

Here was a vision of our future; an Israel in which I, an American Jew with Bob Dylan as my soundtrack, might also find a place

Apr 24, 2023

Multiple efforts in Jewish sovereignty have self-destructed after 75 years. Can Israel defy history — again?

Apr 24, 2023

The Shalom Hartman Institute partnered with The David H. Sonabend Center for Israel at the JCC Manhattan on a special Israel at 75 edition of their online magazine, Tamuz.

Apr 20, 2023

Lauren Berkun, Rani Jaeger, Ari Hart, Stephanie Kolin

Can we create rituals to celebrate Yom Ha’atzma’ut that express our relationship with Israel while being authentic to the distance we may feel?

Apr 15, 2021

Lauren Berkun, Elliott Cosgrove

What are the multiple ways that Diaspora Jews understand Zionism, and how does this diversity foster conflict and opportunity within the Jewish community?

Apr 15, 2021

Having a Jewish State comes with great responsibility to Jews globally as well as the minority populations within its borders.

Apr 15, 2021

How have Israel's poets expressed the mission and vision for Israel as a State for the Jewish people and as a Jewish State?

Apr 14, 2021

Three Israelis living in North America offer their ideas about what it means to celebrate and commemorate Israel from afar.

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