Monday, April 27, 2009

This evening begins Yom HaZikaron

Yom Hazikaron (Memorial DayHebrewיום הזכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ולנפגעי פעולות האיבה‎, lit.Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day) is an Israeli national holiday.

This is where my daughter and I were when the sirens began at 8:00 this evening, just a few steps from our flat in Tel Aviv.  This is her first Yom HaZikaron as a soldier. 


L.Holm said...

Prayers and well-wishes to you and your family.

laura said...

My first job in NYC was in the Flatiron Building, across the street from Madison Square Park, where the Veterans' Day Parade ended. It was so sad, that first year, to see the bedraggled little crowd of spectators in the gray November afternoon.
The sirens are so unsettling ... and therefore a great idea: such remembrances should not be easy to turn away from.
Thank you for posting about this holiday.

Seth said...

And as soon as it ends they start arguing over whether the meter in the cab should have been running or not for that minute.

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Handmade in Israel said...

It's a totally amazing experience, isn't it? The crazy country that we live in comes to a total stop and everyone respects it. Wonderful!