We Hereby Proclaim, May 14, 1948 | 5 Iyar 5708, אנו מכריזים בזאת
For several months now, each week’s Friday message has included a postscript in which I have shared insights into the events from seventy-five years ago that took place in Palestine, here in North America, and around the world—moments that had a bearing on the effort to bring about a restoration of Jewish sovereignty in our historic homeland—the fulfillment of the Zionist dream. Seventy-five years ago this Sunday, May 14, 1948, at a hastily planned ceremony in Tel Aviv, David Ben-Gurion, who was about to become Israel’s founding Prime Minister, declared Israel’s independence for all the world to hear. This week, I believe the words of the Declaration speak for themselves.
Am Yisrael Chai – עם ישראל חי
Shabbat shalom | שבת שלום
President and CEO
JCC Association of North America