Last week we commemorated Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Memorial Day.
This coming week we commemorate Yom HaZikaron and Yom Haatzmaut, days of memory and celebration for the creation and continued survival of the State of Israel.
I have been reading a recently completed PhD on our founding Rabbi of blessed memory, by Rabbi Dr Elliot Cosgrove, now of the
“The upheaval through which our people have lived during the past ten years is so terrible that to attempt to explain it is to be smug and complacent…Yet one effect of that upheaval is that our people have been shocked out of its indifference to its future as a people on a land of its own. The iron clutch of the Galut has been compelled to release us and we, like our people of old in the time of the Exodus… are therefore able to celebrate the Pesach of our people. The slave mentality of the Galut-loving Jew who hated real freedom has been defeated with the establishment of the state of