May 10: From Death to Life

-Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day

Tomorrow Israel will commemorate a Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Here is an excellent description of the day, more an observance than a celebration.

The Israeli Memorial Day is different in its character and mood from the American Memorial Day. For 24 hours (from sunset to sunset) all places of public entertainment (theaters, cinemas, nightclubs, pubs, etc.) are closed.

The most noticeable feature of the day is the sound of siren that is heard throughout the country twice, during which the entire nation observes a two-minutes “standstill” of all traffic and daily activities.

The first siren marks the beginning of Memorial Day at 8:00 P.M., and the second is at 11:00 A.M., before the public recitation of prayers in the military cemeteries.

All radio and television stations broadcast programs portraying the lives and heroic deeds of fallen soldiers. Most of the broadcasting time is devoted to Israeli songs that convey the mood of the day.

(http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/yom-hazikaron-israels-memorial-day/)

PRAY FOR GOD’S COMFORT TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN LIFE AND LIMB TO PROTECT ISRAEL.

As of May, 2014, 2,495 Israelis had been killed in terror attacks since the establishment of the State. Since 2013 2000, 996 people have been killed in terror attacks. In addition to the victims themselves, terror attacks have turned 2,853 Israelis into orphans, with 99 of them losing both parents in the attack. There were also 978 widows, and currently there are 800 parents alive who have a least one child killed in a terror attack.
As of May, 2014, 2,495 Israelis had been killed in terror attacks since the establishment of the State.
Since 2013 2000, 996 people have been killed in terror attacks.
In addition to the victims themselves, terror attacks have turned 2,853 Israelis into orphans, with 99 of them losing both parents in the attack. There were also 978 widows, and currently there are 800 parents alive who have a least one child killed in a terror attack.

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