In the second installment of this two-part series, we pick up where we left off last week, presenting small stories—one per decade—that took place on Israel’s Independence Day, Yom Ha’Atzmaut, and in some way reflect their era. Part I, which you can listen to here, took us from 1948 to 1978. In today’s episode, which begins in 1988 and brings us all the way to the present, we encounter a Soviet refusenik celebrating his first Yom Ha’Atzmaut in Israel; an American couple building a new West Bank settlement; Batsheva Dance Company dancers caught up in a heated culture war over tank-tops and long johns; a controversy surrounding a tilted flag; and the four Israeli finalists in this year’s International Youth Bible Competition.





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