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On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Give the War of Independence’s Iconic Recipe a Shot

In besieged Jerusalem, starving Jews foraged for edible plants, sparking a culinary tradition that continues long after the victory

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The Seven Quintessentially Israeli Movies

From reservists lazing on a desert hilltop to doomed love in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic, the films that helped shape Israeli cinema

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The Seven Quintessentially Israeli Songs

A musical celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut

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Sabra Cadabra

Ep. 132: Celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday with chef Eyal Shani, singer Yael Deckelbaum, and writer and comedian Periel Aschenbrand

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Israeli Arabs Are Choosing Jewish Schools

Yom Ha’atzmaut: The benefits—and perils—of assimilation in the Jewish state

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The Seven Words That Define Israel

The Academy of the Hebrew Language asked Israelis to choose the most definitive word for each of the nation’s seven decades. The results aren’t what you’d expect.

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Where to Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut in New York

Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie and Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum will mark the transition from Memorial Day to Independence Day in prayer and music

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The Children’s Book That Introduced Young Americans to the New Jewish State

On Yom Ha’atzmaut, looking back at Habibi’s Adventures in the Land of Israel, from 1951

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The Juice on Jewcy: Mamaloshen for the Win!

On our sister site, a week of Yiddish and young Hasidic love

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A Song About Israel

An American ballad, on the Jewish state’s Independence Day

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When May Day Was a Major Event in Israel

In some Israeli communities, the international workers holiday was just as important as the Jewish holidays

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Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut by Watching This Rock Opera About Theodor Herzl

Long before ‘Hamilton’ there was ‘King of the Jews,’ an Israeli production in which the Zionist visionary sings, dances, and even raps

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68 and Counting—Part II

Israel Story continues its journey through Israel’s short, dramatic history

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68 and Counting—Part I

Israel Story time-travels through Israel’s Independence Days from 1948 to 2016

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Americans, the Almost-Chosen People

On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, lessons for our world from theirs

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Talking the Talk in Israel

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Arab-Israeli TV anchor Lucy Aharish Calls for ‘Peace’

Presenter makes tearful appeal for tolerance, coexistence on Israeli Independence Day

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Can Shakshuka Bring Peace to the Middle East?

U.N. Secretary-General gets lunch in NYC at Israeli food truck

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Far From Home, Sabras in U.S. Reflect on Israel

How Israelis in America are celebrating Israel’s 67th Independence Day

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My Parents’ Israel, My Apartheid

A South African goes home to Israel

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The Road to the New Jerusalem, Part 2

If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?

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Israeli Students Propose New Secular Holiday

‘Ten Days of Thanks’ would fall between Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Einstein’s Last Speech

The physicist died before he could give an Independence Day talk in 1955

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Celebrating Israel’s Independence

Artists, writers, Ben-Gurion’s grandson read from Declaration

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Sundown: You’ll Be Older Too …

Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more

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Sundown: Israel’s Birthday

Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more

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