SoccerDad's poignant Of Israel & Cisterns and Shoshana's touching story of when she came to Israel for the first time.SoccerDad also pointed out another post to me. My Obiter Dicta has a link to an incredibly moving story about how one small group in the desert found out that there was a State of Israel. Wow.
Finally, a couple other posts I wanted to point out:
I'm Haaretz PhD has an excellent post which also has the recording of Israel taking over the Old City of Jerusalem, which is incredibly moving... and BeyondBT linked to a heart-wrenching story on Aish titled "The Rabbi & The Professor".Enjoy. Chag Sameach to all, however you celebrate.
JoeSettler asks the tough question about why more people aren't moving to Israel en masse... a sharp, excellent post...
And Rafi G discusses the juxtaposition of Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha'atzma'ut.