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Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day.
Tue, Apr 25, 2023 - Wed, Apr 26, 2023

(Israel is 75 years old and is entitled to a free BBC TV licence).

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day. Tue, Apr 25, 2023 - Wed, Apr 26, 2023


Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day. Tue, Apr 25, 2023 - Wed, Apr 26, 2023 #YomHaatzmaut


Weird Ways Israel Won its War of Independence
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145.01/ Week one-hundred and forty-five, April 22-28, 2023 thread begins here.

Week 144 below.
145.02/ I'm trying to catch up on all the fun I missed over Shabbas.
145.03/ Ya know how you used to believe in [literal and/or impossible thing about fundamental aspects of life] when you were a kid but then discovered the truth as you got older & more educated? Well the M*sk/Tr*mp years showed us many adults have never reached that milestone.
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Israel sequentially commemorates the Holocaust, Israeli soldiers, and the creation of the state, promoting false Zionist narratives that:

1) The Holocaust justifies the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.
2) Jews need a militarized, colonial, apartheid state to keep us safe.

Israeli leaders intentionally designed the sequence of these fabricated, secular holidays, timing them to fall just after Passover on the Jewish calendar.

First, Israel uses Passover to establish a mythical pattern of Jewish history as recurring cycles of oppression and freedom.
Then, the holidays between Passover and "Independence Day" secularize and modernize Passover's oppression-to-freedom story.

Each year, they tell Israelis that Jews, especially in diaspora, are doomed to persecution — but a Jewish apartheid state with a strong army can save us.
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94.01/ Week ninety-four, April 30-May 6, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 93 below.
94.02/ Health update: still no symptoms from my bout with COVID except for general irritability but it's impossible to know if it's different from my normal state. Isolation is lonely (big, if true) but my overall emotion is fear of making someone else sick. Dread is the worst.
94.03/ I see the #Mets won (this is a fun season so far, especially since I'm not the one getting hit by fastballs in the head) and the #NYR won and are ready for the playoffs. Best of all is post-#NFLDraft Sat. night when I get to see all the gifts my team gave me as a fan. #LGM
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93.01/ Week ninety-three, April 23-29, 2022, thread begins here. #ShavuahTov & Isru Chag Sameach

Week 92 below.
93.02/ Happy chametz-fressing for all who celebrate. Personally, I need to wait until 11pm for reasons passing all understanding. A box of donuts
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Firmantes de la declaracion de Independencia del Estado de Israel

David Ben-Gurion, Daniel Oster, Mordejai Bentov, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Eliyahu Berlin, Fritz Bernstein, Rabbi Wolf Gold, Meir Grabowski, Yitzhak Greenbaum, Dr. Avraham Granovsky, Eliyahu Dubkin
Firmantes de la declaracion de Independencia del Estado de Israel
Meir Wilner-Kovner, Zerach Verhaftig, Herzl Vardi , Rachel Cohen, Rabino Kalman Kahana, Saadia Kovashi, Rab Itzjak Meir Levin, Meir David Levinstein, Zvi Luria, Golda Myerson, Nahum Nir, Zvi Segal
Firmantes de la declaracion de Independencia del Estado de Israel
Rab Yehuda Leib HaCohen Fishman, David Zvi Pinkas, Aharon Zisling Moshe Kolodny, Eliezer K Avraham Katzenelson, Felix Rosenblit, David Remez, Berl Raptor, Mordejai Shtner, Ben-Zion Sternberg
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39.01/ Week 39 thread, April 10-16, 2021, begins here.

Last week's thread, week 38 - April 4-9, 2021, below.
39.02/ Well, #YomHaatzmaut came early this year!…
39.03/ While I'm sorry I missed the #DeGrom work of art over Shabbas, I'm not sorry to miss the heartache in real time of the loss

Games like this could burnish his HOF bid, b/c who doesn't appreciate bravery in the face of impossible odds (#LGM offense)?
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38.01/ Week 38, April 4-9, 2021, begins here.

Week 37 linked below
38.02/ From last night, following the 9 Day Passover Of Twenty-Twenty-One
38.03/ The wisdom/motivation of changing the name associated with your group depends on who gave the name in the first place.

If the majority imposed the original name: understandable way to reframe stigma

If you chose the original name: you're not fooling anybody prunes
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The #Hebrew word for "independence" comes from a root for "strength," by way of the word "bone."
Let me explain. ʕṢM is the root of "strength, power, superpower, enormous," and also Etsem, "bone." I guess that meaning 1/2
#language #etymology #YomHaatzmaut
comes from the strength of bones.
This word also developed the meaning of "essence, self," bc bones are the essense of the body (as in, "in my bones", be'Atsmi = "myself"). Then came the word atsma'UT, "independence," i.e., reliance on oneself. 2/2
#Hebrew #language #etymology
(I wrote this in advance yesterday and now see @HebreWords has also tweeted about this today. Great tweet as well: )
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