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T oday is Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day. On the preceding evening a siren is heard throughout the country, as everyone unites in a minute of silence, contemplating the sacrifice of those who lost their lives so that Israel could live on. An additional siren is sounded on the morning of Yom HaZikaron in which we come together to remember the fallen.
Tonight at sundown Yom HaZikaron will come to a close, and Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, will begin. This powerful transition allows the people of Israel, and Jews around the world, to unite and feel connected to our homeland as we celebrate our independence and remember the heavy price we’ve paid. has several options this year to help our students connect to Israel:

Improve your Hebrew reading skills with Hebrew Today‘s online Hebrew newspaper. Each issue, packed with current events and everyday interesting stories, is available with audio narration in clear, correct Hebrew pronunciation, as well as Hebrew-English dictionaries and English explanations for each article. students get a 10% discount with coupon code “WebYeshiva”. Click here for more information.

Improve your Hebrew speaking skills with eTeacher‘s online classes. eTeacher uses video-conferencing technology to teach live, interactive, online classes with the best Hebrew teachers from Israel, all certified instructors of Hebrew as a second language. students get $100 discount with coupon code “WY4651″. Click here for more information.

Improve your knowledge about Israel with’s free Israel Semester. If you’ve missed any of the live classes you can always catch up in the archives.
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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding Director of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. An editorial board member of the journal Tradition, Rabbi Saks authored Spiritualizing Halakhic Education (Mandel Foundation) and edited Wisdom From All My Teachers: Challenges and Initiatives in Contemporary Torah Education (Urim). He is a graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Smicha) and participated in the Jerusalem Fellows program for senior Jewish educators at the Mandel Institute. He has taught at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls and Yeshivat Hamivtar.

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