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Hashkafa - Yom Ha'atzmut
Submitted by Chaim  Answered by Rabbi Tzvi Frank

Hi Chaim,

Apparently, the Chazon Ish felt that the Tosfos Yom Tov and the Rabbeinu Tam (who also instituted 20 Sivan as a fast day due to the Crusades/blood libels) were indeed worthy enough to propose this. For some reason the day fell into disuse after Rabbeinu Tam instituted it. The T"Y re-instituted it after tach v'tat and again it fell into disuse. Interestingly enough, the Rabbanim of Hungary re-instituted this day after the holocaust but again.....


posted:2008-05-09 14:29:33