Retired Israel Defense Forces Col. Miri Eisin, like many Israelis, is ready to party. That’s because this month Israel will celebrate 70 years of the modern state. For Miri, it’s a time of joy and reflection.

We discuss the significance of the upcoming anniversary, the incredible 48-hour period between Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day), and Miri’s hope for the next 70 years of the Jewish state. (Also beer, the Kardashians, real estate and beach workouts.)

Edited by Alex Lemieux, with music by Shawn Fogel.