# Jewish Journal

## Yom HaAtzmaut

Posted on Apr. 11, 2002 at 8:00 pm

Yom HaAtzmaut

It is a difficult time for Israel. Jews all over the world are very sad because of the violence and pain that Israelis and Arabs are experiencing every day. But we still want and need to celebrate our Jewish state. The Israel Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut) Festival will take place in Woodley Park on April 21, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Please come! n

How old is the state of Israel? Do this simple gematria (math) to find out: Add the value for the letter nun plus the value for the letter dalet: _____.

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Flag Math

Some say the Magen David has been a symbol of the Jews since the 12th century; some say it has been one since the Romans destroyed the Temple in 70 C.E.; and there are others who say the symbol dates back to biblical times. It is the symbol chosen to represent Israel on

its flag. What else does the Israeli flag represent?

Substitute each letter below with its numerical value (example A = 1). Then do the math and you will get another number. Figure out what letter that number represents (example 25 = Y), and you'll have the answer:

I + 7= __ + 7 = __ =

S - 1 = __ - 1 = __ =

R - 17 = __ - 17 = __ =

A + 24 = 1 + 24 = 25 = y

E + 0 = __ + 0 = __ =

L + 6 = __ + 6 = __ =

I + 10 = __ + 10 = __ =

F + 2 = __ + 2 = __ =

L - 11 = __ - 11 = __ =

A + 22 = 1 + 22 = __ =

G + 5 = __ + 5 = __ =