Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Community Leader
Registered: 01-13-1997
Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 1:04pm

Yom HaShoah begins tonight. This is a solemn remembrance of the Holocaust. Have any of you been in Israel on this day? I understand that *everything* stops when the siren is sounded, even people driving their cars pull over.

I was reminded last Shabbat how real and relevant this still is for so many people. A woman in my congregation has Yizkor for her mother on Yom Hashoah, because she died in Auschwitz.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 5:26pm
Being in Israel for the siren sounds like it would be a real experience. Do you think you'll ever get a chance to be there for it?