Jewish Prayers: Al HaNissim for Yom HaAtzmaut
We thank You for the heroism, for the triumphs, and for the miraculous deliverance of our ancestors, in other days and in our time.
In the days when Your children were returning to their borders, at the time of a people revived in its land as in days of old, the gates to the land of our ancestors were closed before those who were fleeing the sword. When enemies from within the land together with seven neigh- boring nations sought to annihilate Your people, You, in Your great mercy, stood by them in time of trouble. You defended them and vindicated them. You gave them the courage to meet their foes, to open the gates to those seeking refuge, and to free the land of its armed invaders. You delivered the many into the hands of the few, the guilty into the hands of the innocent. You have wrought great victories and miraculous deliverance for Your people Israel to this day, revealing Your glory and Your holiness to all the world.
Sources: Rabbinical Assembly, reprinted with permission. Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals © 1998 by the Rabbinical Assembly, p. 149.