This morning a siren sounded throughout Israel, signaling everyone to pause for two minutes of silent remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terror in honor of Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day. Shortly after, The Fellowship’s staff in Israel held a ceremony in honor of the holiday. Listen to the heartfelt words Rabbi Eckstein shared at this ceremony, encouraging the staff – and all of us – to learn the important lessons of Yom HaZikaron.
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As Israel prepares to observe its Memorial Day and celebrate its 70th Independence Day, Yael comes to us from the Holy Land to discuss the spiritual meaning of these two days.
We love this video featuring 600 Holocaust survivors and their family members singing the song “Chai” (“Life” in Hebrew) together in haunting, moving harmony. On the heels of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, yesterday, what a fitting celebration that the people of Israel live!
As the sun sets in the Holy Land and Yom HaShoah begins, Yael talks about what this solemn day means to her, to her family, and to the Jewish people.
Coming to us from the Holy Land, Yael takes a look at this ancient biblical celebration and talks about its meaning for us - Christians and Jews alike - today.