The Legacy of Tel Hai: To Live or Die for our Country?

Created by The Kibbutz Institute for Festivals and Holidays, an educational organization committed to the formation of a Jewish-Zionist-humanist culture in Israel based on the Jewish festivals, this video (02:00) explores the meaning of “Tel Hai Day,” the anniversary of the iconic Battle of Tel Hai in 1920. In Hebrew with English subtitles, the video discusses the meaning behind Joseph Trumpledor’s famous last words, “It is good to die for our country,” suggesting that even he believed that the ultimate sacrifice was only for the purpose of living in the Land of Israel and developing our society.