Yesterday we mentioned that the international community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day in January, though it is commemorated today in Israel. Why is that?
Why does Israel celebrate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) almost back-to-back (within an 8 day span)?
Though we tend to focus more on Israel’s Biblical feasts (as we should), understanding Israel’s civic holidays shines a light into Israeli culture, and highlights the value placed on human life and freedom. They are proud of their heritage, proud of their country and proud of their heroes.
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