Valerie Moody


The Feasts


Israeli Independence Day

Israeli Independence Day or Yom HaAtzma’ut is a modern feast day that celebrates the birth of Israel as a nation in 1948. Like the American Independence Day on the Fourth of July, the holiday begins with speeches and parades. It continues into the night with parties, singing, fireworks, live concerts in town squares, and dancing in the streets. Over half of Israelis pour into parks and beaches to find the perfect picnic spot. Israelis are masters of outdoor cooking, with gourmet dishes from Iraq, Russia, Ethiopia, Greece, and other nations from which Jews have immigrated home to Israel.

This chapter in the Feast Book describes the major “aliyahs” or waves of immigration to Israel that boldly fulfilled Bible prophecy. It features Israel’s national anthem, statistics about the country, and how to pray for Israel. You will not want to miss this joyous celebration and the tantalizing Israeli recipes found here.