Orthodox Evening Prayer Service for Yom Ha’atzmaut

This PDF booklet contains an Orthodox evening service for Yom Ha’atzmaut in Hebrew and English. Although the basis for the Yom Ha’atzmaut liturgy was written by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate in 1949, there is not a uniform custom practiced by all Orthodox communities. This particular service includes the Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel, Psalms 107, 97, 98, and 126, selected verses from Lecha Dodi, additions to the regular Ma’ariv service, the shofar blowing ceremony, and some final songs. This booklet does not contain the regular Ma’ariv service or the Counting of the Omer, which can be found in any siddur. The file also provides links to musical renditions of the songs. Many Orthodox communities also recite Hallel in the evening services, as seen in this 20 minute long video filmed at the Western Wall in 2010. 

Orthodox Yom Ha'atzmaut