Happy birthday Israel.

Today is what is known in Israel as Yom Ha’Atzmaut, independence day. So, our young state is not terribly young any more, 63, which for human beings (these days) is kind of middle-aged plus, but for countries, is something past adolescence.

So, as we make our way to building a state, gathering in the Diaspora, trying to make peace while at the same time defending ourselves from those who would like to see us disappear, my hopes and prayers are that all of the citizens of Israel are blessed with a year of happiness, mutual understanding, and may we all the the fortitude and wisdom to take a step back, observe what we have after only 63 years, and be filled with gratitude.

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One Response to Independence

  1. Roz says:

    Yom huledet sameach, eretz Yisrael… May Gd bless you, Esther and Richard, and all Israelis with blessings of shalom, compassion,love,creativity, health, growth, healing, joy, strength, wisdom, hope, spirituality, and beauty.

    You are right abt Israel not being so young, Esther,… she is ancient and new

    Marty and I miss Israel and our friends… hope to get there before too long

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