Yom Hazikaron, viewed from afar, is haunting.
Each one of our brave men and women had a family, friends, hopes and dreams that will never be realized.
Masa's program tells the stories of soldiers and civilians who came to Israel from around the world and died while serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
Forty-four Jews were on board, all of whom lost their lives. This will mark the 60th anniversary of the ship's sinking.
Remembrance Day ceremonies will be restricted this year due to COVID-19.
There is pain, and there is pride, in both Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron. Though our loss of six million beautiful souls – each of whom had a history, a home and hopes of a future.
According to the agreed upon outlines, nuclear families will be allowed to enter military cemeteries on Memorial Day.
Last year the Defense Ministry made the controversial decision to close cemeteries out of concern of coronavirus, but this year cemeteries will be open - with some restrictions.
The sirens can be heard across the land from one end to the other. It does not change the gravitas of the unique silence of Remembrance Day.