Tomorrow, 5-th of Iyar, Israel will celebrate its 61-st Independence Day. While I don't idealize our country (and especially our current government), I'm proud to call Israel my one and only home. It's not my country of birth, but like every Jew, I belong here, without a shadow of a doubt. And tomorrow will be a day to be proud and rejoice, and look forward to the day when all Jews from all over the world will be gathered in Israel.
To all my Israeli readers (and I know there are not too many of you), I wish a happy Independence Day. Same goes to Jews all around the world and simply to friends of Israel.
So how are we going to celebrate? The possibilites are still open. Maybe with family. Maybe just the two of us. Maybe close to home, or on a short trip somewhere. One thing is certain: it's going to be fun.