There is no word for independence in Biblical Hebrew, and the roots of the modern word can teach us much. This might right be called the day when we celebrate ‘self-actualization,’ but that leaves poses the question – how do we actually become a great nation in our land?

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Rav Mike Feuer

Rav Mike Feuer is creator of the Jewish Story podcast, content consultant and faculty member at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. His mission is to harness the power of story in order to inform, inspire and transform the world.

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