Yom Hazikaron


a moment of silence during memorial day for th...

a moment of silence during memorial day for the fatal casualties of Israel's wars עברית: דקת דומייה בעת הצפירה, יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ונפגעי פעולות האיבה בתל אביב. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is Yom Hazikaron. It’s a solemn day we remember the 22,993 fallen Israeli soldiers.

I tried and tried to think of how to write a meaningful post on this. But there is a lot going on for me right now, and I just couldn’t make it read how I wanted it to. Luckily, I’ve found other people who had said what I mean better than my attempts came out. So I’m going to lean on them.

First, here is a moving video that shows a busy marketplace. When the 2 minute siren goes off (starting about minute 1 of the video), everyone freezes in place in remembrance. It is amazing to watch.

Here is Mara’s personal take (that’s Mara from Kosher On A Budget). And until the end of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, all money earned from Kosher on a Budget will be donated to the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center.

And Melissa from Redefining Rebbetzin has a fascinating comparison between Yom Hazikaron and Memorial Day here in the US: Remembering the Fallen.

And last, here is an article on the author’s first  Yom Hazikaron in a place of soldiers.

Someday, all this fighting will end.

 


About Amital

A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.

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