- Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander
- Duration: 4 min
Redemption in the Air: Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot
- 3 min 28 sec
...but for us in this generation this month is called Ziv, the beginning of the sprouting of new light, because in this month we have been fortunate to have Yom haAtzmaut on the 5th of Iyyar and Yom Yerushalayim on the 28th of Iyyar. After all, what better way to celebrate Ziv, the beginning of the flourishing of the new light, when we have been blessed in this generation with these two new holidays. On Yom HaAtzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, you have the themes of Pesach and Purim together: an initiative by Jews and humankind to help the Jewish people have its homeland. It is the celebration of the Purim experience in modern-day time, and the initiative of God, who uses His powerful hand to guarantee the immortality of the Jewish people.