The Limmud Chavruta Project is delighted to launch the second in a series of five e-resources over the course of 2018 to mark Israel at 70, in partnership with UJIA. This Yom HaAtzma’ut, we invite you to study Megillat HaAtzma’ut (the Declaration of Independence) with us.

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important Jewish texts of modern times, and this e-resource offers you the chance to be in dialogue with it and with a range of other texts, traditional and modern, that will help you to deepen your engagement with Israel, Jewish history and the values that underpin Israel 70 years ago and today. Whether you choose to focus on one particular paragraph of the Declaration or study it all, we encourage you to find a partner to learn with and engage in conversation about independence, Israel and your own identity.

You can download the e-resource here.

In this period around Yom HaAtzma’ut, we would also encourage you to pass the e-resource onto anyone else you think might be interested in deepening their understanding. It’s free to download and distribute.

The Limmud Chavruta Project is a fresh twist on an ancient tradition – a broad selection of modern and ancient texts, in Hebrew with English translation, for you to explore with a partner or group. Plus it’s even more fun knowing that fellow Limmudniks around the world are engaging with the same texts, questions and discussions too. You’re welcome to get in touch for assistance with using this material – email us and we’ll be happy to help. And we’d love to know how you found using it and hear your ideas as we produce further resources for the rest of the year.

We hope that these resources continue to inspire you to get the most out of being part of the international Limmud community of learning, and we wish you a very happy Yom HaAtzma’ut, a Chag Atzma’ut sameach!