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Happy Yom Ha’atzmaut! For those who don’t know, Yom Ha’atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day, commemorating the anniversary of the creation of Israel on May 18, 1948

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(We celebrate its birthday according to the date on the Jewish calendar, the 5th of Iyar, which this year begins on the evening of April 14.) That was the day that David Ben Gurion, who became Israel’s first prime minister, declared the establishment of the state of Israel and the end of the British Mandate. Over the past 73 years, Israel has gifted the world with many, many influential, talented, and inspirational figures. I can’t think of a better way to honor these groundbreaking artists, writers, activists — and more! — by choosing a baby name that honors one of...

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