Tag Archives: Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah 5779 – 2019

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem with torches lit in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Shoah. The ceremony began with the lowering of the national flag to half-mast. … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Choose Life

This week’s Good News Friday post comes in the shadow of Yom Hashoah and in the build-up to Israel’s Memorial Day next week – which will be followed by Israel’s 70th Independence Day. In the bittersweet atmosphere of the day … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5778 – 2018

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem with torches lit in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Shoah. You can read the torchlighters life stories here. In his speech at … Continue reading

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An officer and a gentleman – and a historian

My cousin’s son Noam Corb is something of a legend in our family. This young man, only 21 years old, and a combat officer in the IDF, has become a not-so-amateur historian and researcher of the Shoah. He got the … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5777 – 2017: the denial of history

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem.  where President Reuven Rivlin reminded the world that: “The gas chambers were not built ‘as a crime against humanity’, they were built for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5776 – 2016: the resurgence of antisemitism

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem. This year’s torch-lighters were all survivors who reflected “the struggle to retain the human spirit” under terrible torture and deprivation. You can read the life-story of … Continue reading

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