The Koren Yom HaAtzma’ut Mahzor is the first-ever English-Hebrew prayer book for Israel’s national holidays. It includes complete services for Israel’s Independence Day and Jerusalem Day according to the practices established by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
The mahzor features a moving introduction by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, translation by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, commentary by Rabbi Moshe Taragin and Rabbi Binyamin Lau, and a unique collection of essays by other leading scholars in the world of Religious Zionism. Optional prayers such as Hallel and Al-HaNissim are shaded and include extensive notes that explain the halakhic debates surrounding their recitation. The essay section explores the theological, philosophical, and halakhic implications of the modern State of Israel.
Contributors include: R. Yehuda Amital (zt”l), Dr. Erica Brown, R. Zvi Yehuda Kook (zt”l), R. Binyamin Lau, R. Mosheh Lichtenstein, R. Yitzhak Nissim (zt”l), R. Shlomo Riskin, R. Michael Rosensweig, R. Jonathan Sacks, R. Herschel Schachter, R. JJ Schacter, R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik (zt”l), R. Moshe Taragin, R. Berel Wein, Dr. Yael Ziegler, and many more.
The Koren Yom HaAtzma’ut Mahzor is both an enhanced mahzor and an inspiring educational resource in one. It is published in cooperation with the World Mizrachi Movement.