Yom hazikaron

Benny Gantz: Bereaved families paid price to ensure Israel's continued existence

Gantz offered words of comfort and encouragement at the Yom Hazikaron ceremony on Wednesday morning.

Yom Hazikaron ceremony

From grief to joy: Why Israel marks Remembrance Day the day before Independence Day

The sudden transition from mourning to celebration is tied to events that marred the birth of the state, historians reveal

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
04/05/2022
Eve of Remembrance Day for fallen IDF soldiers at Mount Herzl, April 14, 2013.

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko's letter to a fallen classmate

After 7th grade, I skipped 8th and went straight to high school, so I never got to say goodbye, until that unexpected moment. 

By ELCHANAN POUPKO
03/05/2022

Israel should add Diaspora terror casualties to list of fallen - opinion

Why should we also remember the ones killed in antisemitic attacks? As they were murdered for the same degrading purpose that will never be achieved: to remove the Jews from the face of the earth.

Remembering Israel's fallen: Hero after hero

On Mount Herzl, row after row, hero after hero — All Israel's fallen soldiers are a personal matter for Israelis.

A woman mourns on Mount Herzl on Yom HaZikaron

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Remembrance Day ceremonies unhelpful blurring of lines - opinion

A joint memorial service is a wonderful and welcome expression - just not on Israel’s Remembrance Day.

03/05/2022

Masa’s Yom HaZikaron broadcast – remembering around the world

Join Masa for a live broadcast on Yom HaZikaron, with hundreds of thousands of Jews in communities from Kyiv to India to Argentina.

Fixing Israel's Remembrance Day for the Diaspora - opinion

Remembrance Day seems to “work” quite well for those it was designed for, but it is (mostly) limited, at least in impact, to those actually in Israel.

By Doron Kornbluth
01/05/2022

56 IDF soldiers and security personnel died in 2021 - Defense Ministry

56 IDF soldiers and security personnel died in 2021, while 84 IDF disabled veterans died from their disabilities over the same period.

Aliyah Day: Reflections and advice on seventh aliyah anniversary

From witnessing the naming of a baby girl in a parking lot during COVID to explaining regional wars to a six-year-old grandson, here are lessons from seven years of residence in Israel.

By ANNA KRYCER
14/10/2021
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