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Events and Activities Ideas:  Yom Hazikaron - April 16th 2002

The day before Israeli Independence Day is set aside as a day of remembrance. Its date was chosen to remind us that in order to be a free country, many had to give their lives. [Full article...]
By: 12th House 
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Festivals and their meanings:  Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut: Observances of The Modern State of Israel

The three central secular holidays of the modern Israeli nation state are the Day of Remembrance for Fallen Soldiers, Independence Day, and Holocaust Commemoration Day. They fall in close proximity to each other, constituting an emotionally intense and often draining experience. Artie Fischer weaves through the meaning of these interconnected festivals, placing them in the wider context of the Jewish calendar. [Full article...]
By: Artie Fischer
Judaism > Holidays with a Twist > Yom Ha'atzmaut
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Judaism > Holidays with a Twist > Yom Hazikaron

:  Commitment of a Lifetime

The time is Yom Hazikaron, May 1987. After 9 months of learning at a Jerusalem seminary, the 18-year old girl went to see the main National Ceremony commemorating the fallen soldiers at the Har Herzel Cemetery in Jerusalem. [Full article...]
By: Robin Treistman
Judaism > Holidays with a Twist > Yom Hazikaron

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