Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jews Around World Celebrate 65th Yom Ha'tzmaut Israel Independence Day


Yesterday was Yom Ha'tzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. People celebrated this country's 65th birthday around the world in a variety of ways -- from taking a dip in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea to singing and folk dancing to eating falafel, a regional Middle Eastern dish staple consisting of golden fried chick pea balls, hummus and delectable salads stuffed inside pita pocket bread.
My daughter shows off what she wore to school for Yom Ha'tzmaut 
Blue and white stripes & a Star of David comprise the official flag of Israel
Enjoy this montage of photos of the Holy Land that I took on our most recent family trip to Israel last summer. Also included are images above of one of my triplets in the patriotic outfit she wore to school yesterday right here in America.

Ben-Gurion International Airport English-Hebrew welcome sign
Kippahs also known as Yarmulkes of every color and style

Pottery made my the Bedouins who wander in the Israeli desert
At left my 2 daughters approach Jerusalem's Wailing Wall
My sons and I at the Kotel, the holiest place in the world for Jews
Our girls get ready to ride this colorful camel in the desert
Outside the Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem
Candy for sale in a Tel Aviv kosher candy shop
Happy Birthday 


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