Israel Independence Day

Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel Independence Day

Israel Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut is the fifth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel.

What are the Keys to I.S.R.A.E.L.?

Study 6 eternal truths about God's Holy Land and His people.

God's Special Color

Find out more about the significance of the biblical color, techelet, and how that relates to Israel's flag today by watching this short video.

The Holy Tongue

In the late nineteenth century, the Hebrew language existed only in biblical literature. But, as Rabbi Eckstein explains in this brief video, an extraordinary man recognized that Jews coming home to Israel from around the world needed a common language to unite them - and so began the re-birth of Hebrew as the living tongue of modern Israel.

Who Is a Zionist?

In this short video, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein gives a brief history of Zionism, with the return of Jewish exiles "from the four corners of the earth," and explains why the biblical heritage of the Jewish people is centered in Jerusalem – where the covenant between God and Israel was first established.

The Father of Modern Israel: Theodor Herzl

Listen as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein talks about Theodor Herzl, an Austrian journalist, who predicted the birth of the Jewish states nearly 50 years before it happened.

The War for Independence

Immediately after Israel was declared a state, her Arab neighbors attacked from all directions. Listen to Rabbi Yechiel Ecsktein explain what happened next as he continues to talk about Israel's fight to be a nation.

Celebrating Israel Independence Day

Listen to this brief recording from Holy Land Moments, as Yael Eckstein shares what Israel Independence Day means to her.

The Rebirth of a Nation

Listen to this broadcast of Holy Land Moments, as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains roots of Israel's rebirth as a nation.

The History of Zionism

"Zionism" as a concept has existed since biblical times when the Jews suffering from their first exile in the land of Egypt were brought out by Moses and began their journey home—to the Promised Land of Israel. This overview gives a historical overview of Zionism through the birth of Israel to the present day situation. 

The Nation of Israel Lives!

Read this insightful description of celebrating Israel Independence Day in Jerusaelm from Yael Eckstein's book, Holy Land Reflections.

The Birthright of Israel

Learn how the birthright of the nation of Israel can be traced back to the biblical times when Jacob tricked his father, Isaac, into giving him the inheritance that rightfully belonged to his brother Esau. 

Happy Birthday Israel!

As Israel celebrates her 68th birthday, watch this stirring video with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein performing Israel's national anthem, HaTikvah, "The Hope."

What is Zionism?

On this edition of Holy Land Moments, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the definition -- and significance -- of the Zionism movement.

The Miracle of Second Birth

Listen as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the miracle of Israel's rebirth as the country celebrates Israel Independence Day this week.

Ask Yael: What Makes Israel So Special?

Yael Eckstein answers the question, "What makes Israel so Special?" by describing the joy and beauty of celebrating Israel's independence.

Birth of a Nation

Read this brief overview from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein about the birth of Israel 68 years ago, and which nation was the first to recognize the Jewish state on that historic occasion. 

Israel: The Dawn of Redemption

Learn more about the significance of the land of Israel to the Jewish people by downloading this chapter from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's book, How Firm a Foundation.

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