(As we celebrate Yom Ha-Atsmaut, we rejoice at the wonderful successes of the State of
Israel. Our joy, though, is dampened by the ongoing perfidious slanders
and threats lodged against Israel and the Jewish People from so many quarters. It is vital that we stay focused on the remarkable renaissance of the Jews as manifested in the re-establishment of a sovereign Jewish State after so many centuries of exile. We thank theAlmighty for having granted us the privilege of living at this special
time in Jewish history.
This article by Rabbi Marc D. Angel is reprinted from "A Dream of Zion,"
edited by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, published by Jewish Lights Publishing Co. )
A tiny nation, often misunderstood and maligned, changed the course
of history for the good. This tiny