Biden said the day is a reminder of the "terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take."
This marks the first time that a priestly blessing event at this capacity has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
‘We did not invent the wheel. We kept one of the most important days in the history of the people of Israel, no less than Yom Kippur’
By being confirmed on Shavuot, a teenager in the 1940s was receiving and accepting the Torah as one of the chosen people.
Across the Middle East the traditional events have been cancelled but nevertheless people are actively remembering better times in the past and hoping for next year’s celebrations free from the virus
Protesting the estimated NIS 1.5b. cost of an additional paid holiday, the group published an advertisement in Hebrew-language newspapers, declaring: "We are fed up with funding your elections!"
Some background ahead of Jabotinsky Day