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The Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt!
05/01/2019 - 05/02/2019
We remember the 6 million Jews who lost their lives simply for being Jews.
Born May 3, 1908
05/07/2019 - 05/08/2019
Israel’s Memorial Day honors all of her fallen soldiers since 1860.
05/08/2019 - 05/09/2019
The 65th birthday of the State of Israel
Sabena Flight 571 was a scheduled passenger flight from Brussels to Israel via Vienna operated by the Belgian national airline, Sabena in 1972. The plane was hijacked by an arab terrorist group.
05/15/2019 - 03/10/2020
The war of Independence last about six months and was the most costly of human lives, resulting in 6,373 people killed in battle.
05/22/2019 - 05/23/2019
Lag is a transliteration of the Hebrew letters לג that represent the number 33. Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer.events otherwise known as the Second Jewish Revolt.
Larger than Operation Moses and Operation Joshua, Operation Solomon was the biggest covert Israeli military operation to airlift Ethiopian Jews to Israel from May 24 to May 25, 1991.
On May 31, 1948, The Israel Defense Forces was officially created under the leadership of the new Jewish State of Israel.
Adolf Eichmann was a German-Austrian Nazi leader and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust as long as he was involved in the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II.
06/05/2019 - 06/10/2019
Within the brief span of six days, the IDF overran the Sinai peninsula; took the entire West Bank of the River Jordan; and captured a great part of the Golan Heights.
In 1915 the concept of "Magen David Adom" was conceived in Switzerland as an association to help the wounded and Jewish prisoners during World War I.
06/08/2019 - 06/10/2019
Throughout Israel, communities hold celebration festivals with dancing, songs, and harvesting activities. And of course - eat cheesecake!
Hatikva, which means hope in Hebrew, is the national anthem of Israel. The letter of the poem was written in the year 1878 by Naftali Herz for the foundation of Petach Tikva, one of the first Jewish settlements in the Palestine of the Ottoman Empire.
The French writer Emile Zola penned a newspaper article in 1898 in which he called out his government for its mishandling of the Dreyfus Affair, a notorious anti-Semitic incident in France.
The Altalena case was a violent confrontation that took place in June 1948 by the newly created Israel Defense Forces (leadered by David Ben-Gurion) against the Irgun (leadered by Menachem Begin) a Jewish paramilitary group.
On July 4th, 1976, Operation Entebbe a hostage-rescue mission, was carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.
Alexander Zaid was born in Siberia, state of the Russian Empire in 1886. In 1904 he moved to Palestine, as one of the first pioneers of the Second Aliyah to reach Eretz Israel.
The Exodus 1947 left Sète, France in the morning of July 11, 1947. It was carrying 4,515 passengers including 1,600 men, 1,282 women, and 1,672 children and teenagers.
On July 24, 1922, the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations, officially recognized the “historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine,” and agreed to the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”
08/10/2019 7:00 PM - 08/11/2019 7:00 PM
A day of fasting in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar
08/15/2019 - 08/16/2019
Today in Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love, Hag HaAhava (חג האהבה), similar to Valentine's Day.
Ariel Sharon, then Prime Minister of Israel, presented a plan to disengage all Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip. By a vote of 59 to 40 with 5 abstentions, the Knesset “finalized and approved”. Evacuation from Gaza began on 15 August, 2005.
Born August 16, 1913
In Basil Switzerland, Theodor Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress which established the World Zionist Organization.
During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and murdered by the Black September terrorist organization.
09/29/2019 - 10/01/2019
The Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holy Days.
10/08/2019 - 10/09/2019
The Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year for the Jews.
10/13/2019 - 10/20/2019
A biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals on which Hebrews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Born October 16, 1886
10/20/2019 - 10/22/2019
The last night of Sukkot brings the beginning of the two-day festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
10/21/2019 - 10/22/2019
Is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle.
Born October 21, 1949
66 years ago today, Israel adopted the blue and white star of David flag as the official flag of Israel. Since then, the flag has been a symbol of liberation and human rights for Jews around the world.
A call for celebration! On November 2, 1917, the Jewish people received public validation of our ancient hope and another step towards building a state of our own!
November 3, 1878
On November 4, 1995, during a peace rally in Tel-Aviv, a gentleman came out from the crowd, shooting Rabin twice at close range. He was later pronounced dead at Tel-Aviv Hospital.
On the night of November 9, 1938, violence against Jews broke out across the Reich.
November 18, 1984
1947 --The United Nations votes to establish a Jewish State and an Arab State in Palestine, the area of the former British Mandate.
12/22/2019 - 12/30/2019 (All day)
As we light the candles all over the world and proclaim, Nes Gadol Haya Sham/Poh - A Great Miracle Happened There/Here, we are proud to help inspire your Israel Connection as we keep the light of Israel burning for generations to come.
At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal (son of Sharif Hussein of Mecca in the name of the Arab State of Hejaz) and Chaim Weizmann (Zionist diplomat and leader in the name of the Zionist Organization) sign the Faisal-Weizmann agreement.
Wish Happy Birthday to the driving force behind the revival of the Hebrew language by learning a few new Hebrew words today!
On the 10th of Tevet 425 BCE, Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. This ultimately led to the destruction of Jerusalem, the Temple, and exile to Babylon. Tevet 10 is a day of fasting, mourning, and repentance.
Israel marks Hebrew Language Day every year on the birthday of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern spoken Hebrew.
The flag of Israel was adopted on October 28, 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel. It depicts a blue Star of David (Magen David, מָגֵן דָּוִד) on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes.