On Tuesday, April 28th, the United Jewish Communities website will be darkened for 24 hours in honor of Israel’s Day of Remembrance (Yom HaZikaron).
The UJC writes:
“Just as every Israeli has been touched by war or terrorism, Yom HaZikaron joins every Israeli and our worldwide Jewish community in a powerful moment of unity and peoplehood. We are one people, with one destiny.”
Here is a video showing what it is like to be in Israel while the sirens of remembrance sound. The UJC’s commemorative video for Yom HaZikaron can be viewed here.
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Israel and the Jewish World
I am currently traveling in the US with my son, visiting family. Yesterday afternoon, my husband called over video and we stood as a family while the sirens sounded the call of remembrance in Israel.
Recent events have led me to think deeply about the role of Israel in the world. Despite much controversy about the difference between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism, I strongly urge all Jews to reaffirm their commitment to a strong Israel as the one and only home for Jews in the world.
While it is our duty to assess our actions as a nation in a way that is constructive and brings change, I find that in the world today, the lines between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism are conveniently blurred, allowing for many to cloak their thoughts about the Jews (whether conscious or subconscious) in harsh statements about Israel.
Do not be gentle or ashamed in your defense of the Nation. In striving for a strong and ethical Israel, we seek a better world.
Title photo sourced from here.
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