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Author:  SS
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Date:  3/12/2004 10:14:00 AM
Subject:  Yom Haatzmaut
Message:  I understand your reluctance to grant Yom Haatzmaut any significance, but what about Yom Yerushalayim. This commemorates our victory and capture of the mekomot ha-kedoshim.

By the way, many gedolim did regard Yom ha-Atzmaut as having significance. I heard from R. Zvi Pesah Frank's grandson that when it came to Yom Ha-Atzmaut Rav Frank did like Ben Gurion -- no Hallel and no tachanun
   
Reply:  It commemorates, yes, but why commemorate on a day designated by non-observant people, enemies of your closest and dearest friend (God)?!
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