Start the pre-party of Israel’s 72nd independence!! First, Malkah Fleisher joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher to talk about Yom HaAtzmaut under Coronavirus. Then British war hero, Colonel Richard Kemp on the great men who gave birth to international recognition of Jewish rights in the Land of Israel. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on biblical skin lesions and on receiving the State of Israel on the “silver platter” of self-sacrifice.

Yishai returns from a great trip in Boston, New York, Los Angeles & San Diego – just in time for Israel’s Memorial and Independence Day. Malkah Fleisher joins to remember the loss and celebrate the gift. Then, Yishai speaks with the heroic Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway.

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel delivers one of the most inspirational speeches about Israel and electrifies the packed audience in the largest Synagogue in Canada during Mizrachi’s annual Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Celebration.

There is no word for independence in Biblical Hebrew, and the roots of the modern word can teach us much. This might be called the day when we celebrate ‘self-actualization,’ but that leaves poses the question – how do we actually become a great nation in our land?

Ari and Jeremy have made the greatest video for this special day Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel Independence Day!!!

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel presents the historic untold story of Israel’s monumental declaration of Independence. See prophecy and destiny unfold in this dramatic inspiring short film as we celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary.  This video was produced by the Mizrachi World Movement.

Rabbanit Chana Henkin is Founder and Dean of Nishmat, The Jeannie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women.  She and her husband Rabbi Yehuda Henkin forged the way for the ‘yoetzot Halacha’  (learned women giving advice on Jewish law) and completely  raised the level of women’s involvement and influence in all areas of Jewish life. The State of Israel recognized her extraordinary contribution by choosing her to light one of the torches to open celebrations of our 69th Independence Day this week.
But first comes Memorial Day, when we commemorate our fallen, including her brilliant son Rabbi Eitam and his wife Na’ama, murdered by terrorists in front of their 4 young children 19 months ago. She explains to Eve that her faith was not affected, but the pain and loss is palpable. As with all births, modern Israel is great suffering mixed with incalculable joy and many miracles.
May Hashem give His people strength and bless us with peace.
ה׳ עוז לעמו יתן; ה׳ יברך את עמו בשלום
A great woman.  The matriarchs would be proud.