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This year's Torch-lighting Ceremony was good for a change - opinion

The writer usually does not find the Independence Day Torch-lighting Ceremony very engaging, but this year was different.

Moroccan Jewish community celebrates Independence Day

For the first time in 10 years, the Moroccan Jewish community was able to publicly celebrate Israel's Independence Day.


Life has more meaning when you live in Israel - opinion

Almost half of the world’s Jews, myself included, now live in Israel, because we can.

JVP: Memorial days for Holocaust, soldiers, independence are 'harmful Zionist' propaganda

"Israeli leaders intentionally designed the sequence of these fabricated, secular holidays," to promote "harmful Zionist narratives," argued Jewish Voice for Peace.

World leaders wish Israel a happy 74th birthday

Ukraine's PM Volodymyr Zelensky and the UK's PM Boris Johnson were among the international government figures to congratulate Israel on its 74th Independence Day.

Yom Haatzmaut special, plus food phenom Eitan Bernath

The Jerusalem Post Podcast with Yaakov Katz and Lahav Harkov.

Independence Day, 21st birthday and financial freedom

We are a sovereign state, and we can defend ourselves. The Jews of Israel have independence and we are in charge of our own destiny. 


Independence Day: Israel Prize 2022 ceremony begins - watch

The Israel Prize ceremony for 2022 began on Thursday evening as Independence Day celebrations waned down. 

What we can learn from Remembrance Day heckling - comment

Some may despair that the hecklers showed that the idea that the Jewish state comes together at times like these is an imaginary, idealized version of reality.


How moving from sadness to joy can affect the brain - analysis

It is no coincidence that Independence Day follows Remembrance Day, as the shared grief must turn into shared joy. How does this affect us psychologically?

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