Without a doubt, if there was a competition for the top ten reasons to make aliyah, Yom HaAtzma’ut would definitely make the cut.
I mean, it doesn’t get much cooler than experiencing Yom HaAtzma’ut in Israel… as an Israeli.
This is the eleventh Yom HaAtzma’ut (BA”H) since our aliyah, and I can honestly say that it gets better every year.
We went to our local Yom HaAtzma’ut celebration tonight and stayed much later than we usually do. Depending how tired everyone is when they wake up, we may go on a tiyul in the morning. And in the afternoon, noted Our Shiputzim commenter YAT, his parents Ein Shem and RCT, and all his siblings are IY”H joining us here in TRLEOOB for the traditional mangal (i.e. BBQ).
Feel free to stop by and join us if you happen to be in the area! As we say here in Israel, אנא קחו את זה כהזמנה אישית - i.e., please consider this to be a personal invitation…
מועדים לשמחה לאלתר לגאולה שלמה
Happy Yom HaAtzma’ut to all!