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  • Sirens and solidarity on Yom Hazikaron

    May 5, 2014 | 10:10 am

    We hadn’t expected the siren to ring.

    We knew there would be one the next morning, when, as on Holocaust Remembrance Day a week earlier, people would come to a standstill whether in their cars, at work or at home. But we didn’t know the same siren would ring out, across the whole...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel Photo by Orly Halevy

    Leaders from Los Angeles’ Jewish and Israel communities came together to celebrate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, on April 14 at Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • Israel observes Memorial Day with siren, ceremonies

    April 15, 2013 | 7:40 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a national memorial ceremony for Israel's fallen soldiers that no one will succeed in destroying Israel.

    "Since the birth of the State of Israel, many have tried to destroy it. They will never succeed. The IDF is stronger than...

  • April 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am

    An eyewitness account of the 1948 battle for Jerusalem

    Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British ‎clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city ‎waged around him.  ‎

    Report of a two-hour cease...

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  • Yom Hazikaron 2012

    April 25, 2012 | 2:45 am

    On this day, we commemorate the 22,993 fallen Israeli soldiers, and thousands of Israeli Terror victims, who lost their lives for the sake of the State of Israel.

    I took upon myself to free-translate a poem, written by Giora Fischer, who lost his son Merom (Moses) during a military...

  • Siren ushers in Israel’s Memorial Day

    April 24, 2012 | 6:51 pm

    A one-minute siren marked the beginning of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, Israel’s official Memorial Day.

    Tuesday evening’s siren was immediately followed by a national ceremony held at the Western Wall and televised to the entire nation.

    “Your beloved...

  • Israeli soldier killed in Mount Herzl stage collapse

    April 18, 2012 | 7:55 am

    One woman was killed and several people were injured after a stage collapsed on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

    The collapse came Wednesday afternoon during a rehearsal for the national Memorial Day ceremony to be held next week, according to reports.

    A bank of heavy lights crashed to...

  • 24 Hours in Tel Aviv

    September 20, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    It is the 3rd of April around 10 P.M. and the city of Tel Aviv is more alive than ever. People are walking the streets, laughing and talking. Then suddenly a siren sounds, and the city freezes. It is Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of...

  • Israelis observe national Memorial Day

    May 9, 2011 | 7:58 am

    Israel continued its observance of Memorial Day, or Yom HaZikaron with a two-minute siren sounded across the country.

    The siren Monday morning, during which people stopped and stood in their places and traffic came to a standstill, also marked the start of the State ceremony at...

  • Euroleague basketball finals changed to accommodate Israeli team

    April 6, 2011 | 10:17 am

    The start time of the Euroleague championship basketball game has been moved up by several hours to accommodate an Israeli team that does not want to play on its Memorial Day.

    On Wednesday, the Euroleague said the May 8 final of its Final Four tournament in Barcelona, Spain, would...

  • Rooms of the heart:  The bridge between Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron

    April 22, 2010 | 3:53 pm

    In his official Memorial Day speech at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu described how, as a young soldier, two of his fellow soldiers, 19 years old, were killed during a lethal military operation, and how one of them, David Ben Hamu, died in his arms in the...

  • Yom HaZikaron remembrance service at Stephen S. Wise Temple [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    April 19, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    Every year, amidst the hoopla surrounding Israel’s birthday, we are drawn to the ceremony a few days earlier marking Yom HaZikaron—the Day of Remembering.

    This is Israel’s Memorial Day, and it is observed in Israel itself with pomp and solemnity, as befits a small country where so...

  • Rooms of the heart:  The bridge between Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron

    April 19, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    In his official Memorial Day speech at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu described how, as a young soldier, two of his fellow soldiers, 19 years old, were killed during a lethal military operation, and how one of them, David Ben Hamu, died in his arms in the...

  • These Soldiers We Remember

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Yigal Shaked warned his mother that if she told the enlisting officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that he should be excused from service because of his asthma, he would never speak to her again.

    "And be it as it may, he never did," said Miriam Nash, Shaked's first cousin. "He...

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    By Abby Gilad

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Days of Sorrow and Joy

    Every year on the fifth of the Hebrew month Iyar (that day falls this year on May 7), Israel celebrates Israeli Independence Day to commemorate the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Parties and parades are held all over Israel and the United States....

  • Commemorating Israel’s Fallen Heroes

    By Gabriel Kramer

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As more than 1,500 people gathered at Adat Ari El in Valley Village to commemorate Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day) in an April 24 ceremony hosted by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, neither an empty seat nor a dry eye was to be found.

    The holiday is taken very...

  • Don’t Forget Israel’s Fallen

    By Yuval Rotem

    April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    During May, both the United States and Israel will mark their respective Memorial Days. While the American version will have many remembrance events, most people will spend the day at barbecues, picnics or at the beach. This is not the case in Israel.

    On the evening of May 8, as...

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