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SimchasTorah pointed to a fascinating comment from Meshech Chochmah (Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, c. 100 years ago), let translate the entire quote: ... therefore, the fact that the Jews would [celebrate Passover by] eating flame-roasted lamb would not raise any questions, not even for the wicked son; as it's perfectly appropriate to celebrate a ...


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The Meshech CHochmah on Bo in the Pargragh starting Ushmartem 11 lines in it says that the proper way to celebrate is to eat roasted meat see it for yourself http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14061&st=&pgnum=61


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R' Howard Jachter lays out and analyzes a lot of relevant sources on the Hallel question here. It's worth reading the whole essay; it packs a lot of material into a short piece. His conclusion is: It is difficult to arrive at a definitive conclusion whether one should recite Hallel with a Beracha on Yom Haatzmaut. Hence, most of those who recite Hallel ...


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To remove any possibility of observances of either Yom Ha'atzmaut or the preceding day's Yom Hazikaron spilling either forward or back into Shabbat and thereby causing public Shabbat desecration, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate determined that Yom Ha'atzmaut should never fall on a Shabbat, Sunday, Monday, or Friday. So, if 5 Iyyar is on a Friday or Shabbat, the ...


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Generally a good idea would be not to do anything that actively shows contempt for the congregation's practice (unless you really feel like you have to be an iconoclast). Stand up when they're standing, sit when they're sitting. You might want to compare, for instance, questions of a fellow whose practice differs from the congregation's with regards to ...


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Here are two possible texts according to Nusach Eretz Yisrael (machon shilo). I had also seen a longer text used in the Great Synagoge in Rome, but don't have an electronic text. I would think that one could add them in either Shema Koleinu or Modim (maybe even Bonei Yerushalayim?) without concern, as long as the standard chatima is used.


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There is a famous Meiri (Rishon) which says that if an individual or a community experienced a salvation, they may recite Hallel every year on that day without a bracha. This is why some people say Hallel without a Bracha on Yom Hatzmaut. מאירי פסחים קיז.‏ כל יחיד שאירעתהו צרה ונגאל הימנה רשאי לקבוע הלל לעצמו באותו יום בכל שנה אלא שאינו מברך עליו וכן ...


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you should look for a minian that do it like you. I heard that the rav of shemuel hanavi (the neighborhood) goes to a dierent minian on this day just because of that, looks like his kehila does halel and he doesn't, so he goes to another minian bigger problem would be a bahur ieshiva, since he needs to pray in the ieshiva. I saw people that because of that ...


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It depends on how you define a "chag,"re. an issuer melacha. It's worth noting that the greeting on Yom Ha'atzmaut is "Moadim LeSimcha liGeulah Shleimah I never quite understood this, but in light of the definition of "chag" as a day on which Melacha is prohibited, perhaps this is the origin of the usage of the phrase Moadim LeSimcha (the greeting for Chol ...


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Adraba! There is no source. It is a natural expression of the inner yearning of Am Yisrael to reestablish our broken relationship with the Ha'Kadosh Baruch Hu with the Avoda of Korbanot in Beit Hamikdash. Thanking Seth J for his comment below I'd like to clarify my original answer a bit. It should be clear that BBQs on Yom Ha'atzmaut are not and should not ...


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Rabbi Eli'ezer Melamed rules in Peninei Halachah that one must say Halel. He says elsewhere that Rabbi Shlomoh Goren (and Rabbi Gershoni, quoted in the footnote) ruled to say it with a blessing, and this is how Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah Kook acted. He also quotes Rabbi Meshulam Rata (Kol Mevaser 1:21) to say it with a blessing. Rabbi Sharki (quoted in Sidur Beis ...


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In the Sefer Halachos Yom Ha'Atzmaus V'Yom Yerushalayim page 334-340 the Rishon L'Tziyon HaRav Yitzchak Nissim says that all Minhagim of Aveilus are suspended for the day. Per Rav Shmuel Katz from the Rabanut Hareishis L'Yisroel it is permissible. ‏'יום המדינה' ה' אייר שחל בימי הספירה, שלפי דיני ישראל נוהגים בהם אבילות, יהא דינו כיום ל"ג בעומר, ולפי ...


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Classical texts (Rishonim) that I've seen talk about an obligation to say Hallel in recognition of great events benefiting the Jewish People. As far as what it would take for agreement on a new day of Hallel, I personally think that Chanukkah is a great example. Like Yom Haatzmaut, it marked a return to Jewish sovereignty. But also similarly, there were ...



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