Yom HaShoah

Apr 08, 2021


Yom HaShoah: Hebrew name means Holocaust Remembrance Day. What’s it about? Europeans commemorate the Holocaust on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Jan. 27, 1945, but the Israeli government wanted a date that would honor Jewish resistance to the Nazi genocide of World War II. After some debate, the Jewish community as a whole agreed on the 27 of the Hebrew month Nisan, since it was during the period of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, an act of Jewish heroism and resistance, but still falls after Passover. Activities: In many Jewish communities, there are commemorative events. Some light special yahrzeit (annual memorial) candles.

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