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Raising Ink Flag during Israeli War of Independence

Raising the Ink Flag

Stand for Israel  |  October 2, 2023
Avraham Adan was an Israeli major general who served in the IDF and raised the Ink Flag during Israel's War of Independence in 1948.
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The Jerusalem of Volhynia

Stand for Israel  |  October 2, 2023
In a region of Ukraine long a center of Jewish faith, two Christian families risked their lives to save Jewish neighbors from the Holocaust.
Yemenite Jewish family of olim build sukkah for Sukkot, Israel, 1950

Photo Friday: Make Temporary Shelters

Stand for Israel  |  September 29, 2023
In this photo taken in 1950 Israel, members of a Jewish family newly immigrated from Yemen put together their sukkah to celebrate Sukkot.
Yafa Yarkoni sings to IDF troops during Six-Day War, 1967

The Songstress of the Wars

Stand for Israel  |  September 26, 2023
Serving the Holy Land throughout her career by strengthening IDF soldiers through her gift of song, Yafa Yarkoni was an Israeli musical icon.
Ustasa camp guards and Jewish prisoners during Holocaust

Hospitalizing a Healthy Man to Save Him from the Holocaust

Stand for Israel  |  September 26, 2023
This is the story of a Croatian doctor who hid Jewish patients and made up false diagnoses in order to save lives during the Holocaust.
IDF soldier rests on tank tread during 1973 Yom Kippur War

Photo Friday: A Day of Sabbath Rest

Stand for Israel  |  September 22, 2023
In this photograph taken during Israel's 1973 Yom Kippur War, an IDF soldier takes a rest from battle, laying his head on a tank tread.
Zinaida Zevina and Yefim Buldov, a story of romance and rescue during the Holocaust

Of Rescue and Romance

Stand for Israel  |  September 18, 2023
Theirs is the heartwarming story of a Christian widower and a Jewish widow in Minsk hiding from the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Golda Meir during the Yom Kippur War, 1973

Golda at War

Stand for Israel  |  September 18, 2023
Nearing the end of a long and illustrious career in service to the Jewish state and Jewish people, Golda Meir faced a challenge during the Yom Kippur War.
Chaplain Abraham Dubin leads Rosh Hashanah service for Jewish servicemen in India during WWII, 1944

Photo Friday: This Day Is Holy to Our Lord

Stand for Israel  |  September 14, 2023
In this photo taken in India during World War II, a chaplain leads Jewish soldiers in the Rosh Hashanah service.
Ehud Barak and his family, 1966

The Most Decorated Soldier in Israeli History

Stand for Israel  |  September 11, 2023
Ehud Barak, a highly decorated IDF veteran, also served as Prime Minister, as well as Minister of Defense and IDF Chief of Staff.
Righteous nanny, Antonina Gordey, after WWII

A Righteous Nanny

Stand for Israel  |  September 11, 2023
A nanny from Belarus, Antonina Gordey sheltered a young Jewish girl throughout the Holocaust, until the child could be reunited with her parents at war's end.
An olim (immigrant) child makes his way through the waters in Israel, 1949.

Photo Friday: Through the Mighty Waters

Stand for Israel  |  September 7, 2023
An olim (immigrant) child makes his way through flood waters, and into a new life, in Israel in 1949.

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