Today is the Independence Day of Israel. The Chernivtsi Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews congratulates the State of Israel and all its citizens on their national holiday! We sincerely wish this beautiful country peace, prosperity, harmony and welfare!
We are glad to acknowledge that a lot of Bukovinians participated in etablishing the idea of the Jewish state in Eretz Israel. An example for this fact is the marching song “Hedad Makkabi!” (“Forward Makabbi!”), which was composed in the interwar period by Johann Jozefowicz and was dedicated to the Zionist sports club of Chernivtsi. The score of the work was donated to our museum’s collection by the daughter of the composer and pianist J. Elgiser.