Category Archives: History

Happy Chanukah – 2nd night. Kaf Tet beNovember

(This post is published a day late. In my defense m’lud, I was babysitting and only got around to publishing after midnight…) In a fortuitous turn of the calendar this year, the 29th November fell on the second day of … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht – 83 years

It is the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht tonight, the massive pogrom against the Jews organized by the Nazi regime in Germany in 1938, signalling the beginning of the Shoah, the planned genocide of the Jews. There had in fact been … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av 5781 – 2021

Today it is Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. Today we remember the destruction of our two Holy Temples, both destroyed on this day, along with a host of other calamities. As … Continue reading

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Yom Hazikaron 5781 – Israel’s Memorial Day 2021

Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, began last night at sundown, as Israelis commemorated their fallen with a one minute siren at 8 pm and a ceremony at the Kotel. Israelis paid tribute to … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5781- 2021

Yom Hashoah began at sundown yesterday evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem with torches lit in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Shoah. You can watch the entire ceremony here: Six Holocaust survivors lit torches … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

It is International Holocaust Memorial Day today, and although it is not marked in Israel since we have our own Yom Hashoah after Pesach, this is a fitting time to both talk about the Shoah and those who would deny … Continue reading

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