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The Simple Miracle of America

The American flag. This Memorial day, remember one who fights for that flag and is now in a Mexican jail.

Christmas is not about candy canes, Easter is not about chocolate bunnies, and Independence Day is not about hamburgers. Each of these three holidays has been commercialized to the point of obscuring the miracles that each represents. The founding of our nation upon the Judeo-Christian principle that individuals have rights which come from God and not government is the simple miracle of America.

Israel celebrates its independence

Obama interferes in Israeli elections. Does he also use taxpayer money to pay for it?

Israel began celebrating its independence today—and after 63 years, its people still cannot agree on how to approach the world around them.

Like all anniversaries in Israel and in Jewish family life, Israel observes its independence according to the Hebrew calendar of Rabbi Hillel II, who invented it in the fourth century AD. Today is 5 Iyyar 5771. The State of Israel declared independence, one day before the British Mandate of “Palestine” ran out, on 5 Iyyar 5708, or May 14, 1948.