Holocaust Memorial Day
To my shame, I forgot what yesterday and today were. Wrapped up in my own little world, I forgot the significance of April 7-8, and for that I am sorry. Just because I am not Jewish is not an excuse.
Yom Hashoah is the day in which the people of Israel and Jews around the world remember the millions who died during the Holocaust.
Below is a video I watched on a website called UnitedwithIsrael.org. Here is a description of the video from the website…
At 10am the following morning, sirens are heard throughout Israel for two minutes. Israelis every where stop what they are doing and stand up out of respect. It does not matter if one is driving ones car, taking a train or bus, walking to the grocery store, working, studying, sleeping, etc. Every one drops what they are doing in order to commemorate the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust within Israel and show their respect to the Holocaust victims and survivors.
“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” – Genesis 12:1-3 KJV
- Yom HaShoah in Israel [SLIDESHOW] (jewishjournal.com)
- Obama in Yom HaShoah message cites commitment to combat intolerance (jewishjournal.com)
- Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) For more photos from… (instagram.com)
- An emotional Yom Hashoah ceremony in CSL (gjnashen.wordpress.com)