This is the first Remembrance Day that I am not in the State of Israel, together with my family, beside the grave of my brother who fell in the Yom Kippur War. This physical distance is for me an additional source of bereavement in addition to the pain of separation from by beloved brother. Despite this great physical distance, we sit here today in Boston – as Jews and Israelis – and try to understand the meaning of Remembrance Day. I will focus my remarks on three central topics that connect us to this day:

• Memory
• Bereavement
• Courage

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