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

TF

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