Happy 72nd Yom Ha’atzmaut from Jerusalem!
Illustrative photo credit: Ted Eytan [License]
Today the Jewish Nation celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the declaration of the modern State of Israel in its ancient homeland, with Jerusalem as its capital. The Land of Israel has been the homeland of the Jews for thousands of years and likewise, Jerusalem has been the nation’s capital for these thousands of years. It is the very same place where the first and second commonwealths of Israel stood and were governed by the Jews from the same capital.
This year is certainly a more challenging year than others, with coronavirus looming overhead and the necessary lockdowns still in place. However, this does not stop us from celebrating the wonderful miracles that brought us back to our home. We continue to return to our borders from the Diaspora of the past 2,000 years. We thank God and for giving us the strength and health to accomplish what we have and to carry on. We deeply appreciate the sacrifices made by each and every soldier, police officer and security team member as well as our wonderful healthcare workers. It is because of each of them that we can celebrate this wonderful 72nd Independence Day. We are blessed to have the ability to stand tall and proud in our country with Jerusalem as our eternal unified capital. Happy Yom Ha’atzmaut 2020 from Jerusalem!