Applying the Lessons from Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 27, Israel commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, it is a somber day, marked by the 2-minute sound of sirens throughout the country which calls the entire nation to literally stop whatever they are doing and remember those lost in the Holocaust. It is definitely and exclusively a Jewish thing, but are there …

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Heroism and Hope: How Israelis Honor Those Who Perished While Also Celebrating Heroes…Inspiring!

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 …

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“Whoever Saves One Life Saves the Entire World”

Today, as Jews everywhere commemorate the loss of 6 million Jewish lives during the Holocaust, many are telling their story. One account comes from an IDF soldier whose Dutch family sheltered Jews during the Holocaust, saving lives. As you enjoy her story, please pray for Holocaust survivors and their families who continue to deal with …

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Yom HaShoah – Israel Remembers

While the international community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 (the day of liberation from death camps), Israel remembers the lost victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, which tonight at sundown. It is a very solemn day, and one in which Israelis stop to reflect on that horrible event and mourn the loss …

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