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Yom-HaAtzmaut, commonly known as Israeli Independence Day, is a day celebrated to mark the declaration of independence of the state of Israel in 1948. This day exhibits a spirit of patriotism and unity among Jewish populations across the globe. Its observance includes a variety of cultural events, traditional food, and activities reflecting Jewish and Israeli heritage. Praying for peace and prosperity of Israel is also an important aspect of this day.
Historically, Yom-HaAtzmaut originated from the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the establishment of a new Jewish state, hence, marking the revival of Jewish sovereignty after nearly 2000 years. For Canadians, this day is significant as the Jewish community in Canada plays a vital role in the cultural tapestry of the nation. Numerous Canadians share strong family, cultural and political ties with Israel. Canadian-Israeli dual citizens and Jewish Canadians, alongside other supporters of Israel, take part in various events and celebrations every year.
In Canada, Yom-HaAtzmaut is observed with a blend of public and private events hosted by synagogues, Jewish community centres and social groups. These often include concerts, picnics, and Israeli-themed parties that showcase Israeli music, dance and cuisine. These celebrations provide opportunities for Canadian Jewish communities to connect with their roots and for others to learn about Israel and its traditions. While the exact date of Yom-HaAtzmaut varies each year, depending on the Jewish lunar calendar, it typically falls between April and May.
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Yom HaAtzma'ut references and related sitesShlomo Chaim HaCohen Aviner, Torat Eretz Yisrael: The Teachings of HaRav Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook, Lambda Publishers, 1991