Posts Tagged ‘Yom Ha’zikaron’


Film chronicling 3 wounded Israeli soldiers to help high school students connect on Yom Hazikaron

editor 9 February 2018

By Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA).. Dozens of high schools from around the world will connect with Israel’s military on the country’s Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron, by following the stories of three soldiers injured in recent wars. The students will watch a screening of the film “When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope, by Imagination Productions, which follows three soldiers, each seriously injured during a recent battle or war in Israel and the daily struggles they have emotionally and physically. [Photo top right: “When the smoke clears” header image].  (more…)


Yom HaZikaron / יום הזכרון

editor 11 May 2016

By C4I International.. Israeli Memorial Day. Note that Hebcal displays modern holidays like Yom HaZikaron according to the Israeli schedule. Although Yom Hazikaron is normally observed on the 4th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday (or Yom HaAtzma’ut, which always follows it) would conflict with Shabbat.

Yom HaZikaron begins at sundown on Tue, 10 May 2016. (more…)


When You Don’t Stand

editor 7 May 2015

By Jordana Brown.. The national holidays are over- we have said hello and goodbye to Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoa), Israeli Remembrance Day (Yom HaZikaron) and Israeli Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut.) The country was awash in blue and white, with memorials and then parties aplenty. As I think back on these weeks, my mind’s eye flickers between 2 distinct anecdotes.



Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) – April 22, 2015

editor 22 April 2015

By C4I International.. Yom Hazikaron (in full Yom Hazikaron l’Chalalei Ma’arachot Yisrael ul’Nifgaei Peulot Ha’eivah Hebrew: יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ולנפגעי פעולות האיבה‎; lit. “Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism”) is Israel’s official Memorial Day, enacted into law in 1963. While Yom Hazikaron has been traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of political violence, Palestinian political violence, and terrorism in general. (more…)


Reflections on Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Hazikaron

editor 22 April 2015

By Rabbi Bill Berk.. As we count down from Passover to Shavuot something extraordinary happens here in Israel. We are counting the days to the great moment of revelation at Mt. Sinai. We come suddenly to two new holy times in the Jewish calendar—Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut. These two days add a drama to our traditional count-down. Something new has happened in Jewish life and our religious calendar is not what it was for the past 2,000 years. What does this mean? (more…)


Yom HaAtzma’ut / יום העצמאות

editor 2 May 2014

By C4I International.. On  at sundown (6th of Iyyar, 5774), Yom HaAtzma’ut,  the Israeli Independence Day starts. It commemorates the declaration of independence of Israel in 1948. Yom HaAtzma’ut is normally observed on the 5th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday (or Yom HaZikaron, which always preceeds it) would conflict with Shabbat. Yom HaZikaron is the Remembrance Day for the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism. 




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