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Read About 2 Haredim Celebrating Yom Haatzmaut

By Gldmeier @gldmeier
I don't know if this is a trend or just a minor occurrence, but here are two items worth reading in advance of Yom Haatzmaut (Thuirsday this week):
1. Rabbi Yitzchak Adlerstein posted on Cross-Currents how Ami Magazine convinced him (obviously unintentionally) to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut
I very much identify with his newly discovered logic, though I did not need Ami Magazine to help me reach those conclusions. Just living here directed me that way.
2. A Haredi journalist (Akiva Weiss) posted to his Facebook page about how he grew up as a child of Satmar, extreme anti-Zionists, and he used to rip flags off of people's cars and would then burn the flags in the Lag bOmer bonfires. To make up for that he has decided to put an Israeli flag on his car this year for Yom Haatzmaut, and he requests forgiveness from the people from whom he stole flags as a child.
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