Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Independence Day

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.

23 comments:

Rhonda in Chile said...

Happy Independence Day!
May the Lord bless you, your nation and your people and give you peace.

Vikki G said...

Wishing you a wonderful celebration!
Many blessings,
Vikki

Joanna J. said...

Happy Independence Day! I am not Jewish, but I am a friend of Israel. I'm glad you get to celebrate this special day.

The Author said...

Thank you, same to you! Shalom

jAne said...

Sweet blessings at this joyous time, Anna. I have a lovely and very large book entitled "Front Page Israel*Major Events*1932-79 POST" that I peruse from time to time. God's hand is clearly on your precious country, while other countries plot destruction. I pray for the peace of Israel. I am a friend of God's chosen land.

Blessings,
jAne
http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Happy Independence Day, dear Anna, and all my Jewish friends! God bless Israel!

Bethany Hudson said...

Happy Independence Day, Anna! It's funny, I always think of the USA as being young, but it's strange to think that Israel is only a year older than my father-in-law :) Of course...it's also ancient, so...hm... Ah, well! Hope you, Yitzhak, and Shira have a wonderful celebration!
~Bethany

MamaF said...

You're welcome dear Anna, and happy indipendence day :) I'm not Jewish but i assume of course this is a very important day :)
Mmmm need to find a better translator you're right ...

Blessings,
Flavia

Persuaded said...

Oh dear Anna... not "just the two of us!" It will be the *three* of you, right?;)

hoping you have a fun and relaxing day together, dear

Myra Belle said...

My dear Anna and Family,

My family joins yours in praying for the peace of Jerusalem.

May your celebrations be full of love and laughter as you enjoy the mercies and blessings of the Lord God on such a special day.

My.

Anonymous said...

Happy Independence Day, dearest Anna (and Shira and Mr. T)! I hope you'll be having a fantastic time whatever it is you decide to do.

Lovely post on "Notes of a new mommy". I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It makes me wish that my baby is here already. :)

Prayers
W

Gombojav Tribe said...

Another friend of Israel wishing you a blessed and fun Independence Day!

Anonymous said...

We sing Ps. 121 at church - "He who watches over Israel, slumbers not nor sleeps." What a comforting reassurance that is. May the Lord bless you and your country and bring you peace. My heart is with you.
Mrs. L.

Civilla said...

Yes, happy independence day. God bless Israel.

Rose said...

I hope you and Mr T and Shira enjoy your special day! Regards,
Rose

Sheri said...

Wishing you a wonderful celebration dear friend!

Analytical Adam said...

Happy Israeli independence day, Mrs. Anna. In all aspects of Judaism I strongly believe in it including that G-d gave the Jewish people the land of Israel. I have to add to the mix that I don't think much overall with a few exception of our religious leaders either in Israel and outside of Israel and that is a problem as I know it isn't the religion as much as people using the religion for their own power grab although some don't know that and have problems thinking that the religion is truly helpful and progressive not regressive as I do think just as the gov't they are more interested in benefiting themselves and preventing competition and people being as self reliant as they can be but hopefully one day in both spheres will have good leaders.

Serena said...

Happy Independence Day! Have a lovely time!

Anonymous said...

Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut!
(one of your few Israeli readers)
Tammy

momof3girls said...

happy independence day! What a day to celebrate - I am a friend of Israel.

Bethany said...

Hi, Anna!
I'm a student at the University of Minnesota, but the Israeli group was out today celebrating and handing out free food. As I munched down, I thought of you and your dear little family and your country and prayed for you all.
One of your American readers, Bethany
PS - The food was delicious!!

Anonymous said...

As you know, you may count me as a friend of Israel. Happy Independence Day, Anna! :o)

Brenda

Susan B said...

Happy Independence Day!! I hope you have a delightful day!!