Posts Tagged ‘Declaration of Independence’

Moshe Sharett

Prime Minister Moshe Sharett Is Born

October 15, 1894 Moshe Sharett is born as Moshe Shertok in Kherson, Ukraine. Sharett’s parents were early Zionists, having been involved in the BILU movement in the early 1880’s when they moved to the Land of Israel, but ultimately did not stay. The family would return in 1906 eventually settling in Jaffa. Sharett attended the…

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Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig

Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig Passes Away

September 26, 2002 Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig, a founder of Israel’s National Religious Party and a signer of the Declaration of Independence passed away at the age of 96 in Jerusalem. Born in Belorussia, Warhaftig became involved in the religious Zionist Mizrahi movement in his teens in Poland, serving as a delegate to the Zionist Congress…

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tel aviv, jerusalem, israel

Israel’s Founding Values: Yesterday And Today

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion stood on a podium at the Tel Aviv Museum and announced the establishment of the State of Israel with a booming recitation of a Declaration of Independence. When Ben-Gurion made this dramatic declaration, few would have guaranteed that this fledgling state, surrounded by hostile armies, would survive seven decades,…

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