In Israel, the weeks after Passover are filled with a series of “meaningful days:” Yom Hashoah descends on us first, then the emotional roller-coaster of Yom Hazikaron–Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror–that morphs without warning into Yom Ha’atzmaut–Independence Day, and a few weeks later, the triumphant Yom Yerushalayim–Jerusalem Day, that celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem.
It’s a time of year to reflect and marvel at the panoply of Israelis packed into the Jewish state–one of the most dynamic societies in the world.
Faces of Israel, 2012
Springtime in the Eyala Valley
At the Barashi Kurdish Synagogue in Jerusalem
Kibbutz Deganya: Yesterday’s founders and today’s leadership
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