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Yom HaZikaron

When I set about to write about Yom HaZikaron, it seemed like the logical place to start was a comparison.

Tzvi Sklar

My love affair with Israel began in 1972 when I journeyed for the first time with my immediate family.

Vanessa M. Ehrlich

History demonstrates that the events of the Holocaust served as an impetus for the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.  For this reason, Israel’s civil calendar first acknowledges Yom HaShoah,

P.J. Schwartz

“Did you know?” asked my husband’s Israeli granddaughter, at 16 indignant and adamant. “Reform Jews don’t believe the State of Israel should even exist!”

Kate Judd
Israeli Flag

In the 20th century, three new holy days were inserted to the Jewish calendar based on the massively significant events of the Shoah and the Establishment of the State of Israel: Yom HaShoah v’Hagveurah, Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzmaut. 

Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn

Exactly one week after Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel commemorates Yom HaZikaron—Memorial Day. In Hebrew, the full title of the day is:

Leah Citrin
Rabbi Yehudit Werchow

Blessed are You O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who differentiates between light and darkness, between Israel and the nations, between sadness and joy, between war and peace, bet

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein


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