Tag Archives: Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah 5780- 2020

Yom Hashoah this year took on a much more subdued tone than in normal times due to the strictures imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time ever the ceremony was broadcast online while the host and choir addressed … Continue reading

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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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