yom haatzmaut

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?


Olim hailed for continuing to contribute to Israel’s national security

Meet the volunteer soldiers who didn't have to serve in the IDF but did so anyway.

Independence Day: Watch the torch-lighting ceremony

Following Remembrance Day, the annual torch lighting ceremony at Mount Herzl began on Wednesday night.

Independence Day: Here's how Jewish communities around the world are celebrating

Jewish communities around the globe have created events for Yom Ha'zikaron and are beginning to celebrate Independence Day.


Jewish Agency’s Hagoel: Unity of our people must be preserved

Hagoel is chairman of the World Zionist Organization (WZO) and acting chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency.

IDF soldiers place Israeli flags on the graves of fallen soldiers at Mount Hertzl ahead of Israel's

Make Remembrance Day meaningful by visiting Israel's Negev desert

In honor of Remembrance Day, some memorial sites in the Negev will be made more accessible to the public than usual.

Yom Hazikaron ceremony

From grief to joy: Why Israel marks Remembrance Day the day before Independence Day

The sudden transition from mourning to celebration is tied to events that marred the birth of the state, historians reveal


Celebrating Israel's 74th and launching into the 75th - opinion

Spearheaded by Israel’s outstanding president, Isaac Herzog, the 75th should salute the ways Israel has dazzled since 1948.


Fireworks, PTSD and solidarity - editorial

This year, a decision by Sports and Culture Minister Chili Tropper to scrap the traditional fireworks at the Mount Herzl ceremony has caused much debate.

‘Good Morning Israel’ to be broadcast live on Independence Day

Event honors commanders of past wars and 120 outstanding soldiers currently serving in the IDF

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