Jews Worldwide are Set to Observe Yom HaShoah Beginning Wednesday Evening - Behold Israel News

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Tuesday, 26 April 2022 11:32

Behold Israel News - Jews Worldwide are Set to Observe Yom HaShoah Beginning Wednesday Evening

The observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) will begin on Wednesday evening in Israel and will be observed by Jews around the world. Yom HaShoah is committed to commemorating the millions of Jewish lives lost throughout the Holocaust that took place during World War II.

Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah יום השואה, is set to begin on Wednesday evening as the Jewish community in Israel and abroad remembers the horrific events and lives lost throughout the Holocaust of the 1930s and 1940s. Over six million members of the Jewish community were killed under the Nazi regime headed by the notorious Adolf Hitler, of which more than 1.5 million were children.

As noted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM):

“Driven by a racist ideology that viewed Jews as “parasitic vermin” worthy only of eradication, the Nazis implemented genocide on an unprecedented scale. All of Europe’s Jews were slated for destruction: the sick and the healthy, the rich and the poor, the religiously orthodox and converts to Christianity, the aged and the young, even infants. Thousands of Jewish children survived this brutal carnage, however, many because they were hidden. With identities disguised and often physically concealed from the outside world, these youngsters faced constant fear, dilemmas, and danger. Theirs was a life in shadows, where a careless remark, a denunciation, or the murmurings of inquisitive neighbors could lead to discovery and death.”
Yom HaShoah means “day of remembrance of the Catastrophe and the Heroism.” You will note that this day of remembrance, one of the most sacred days on the Jewish calendar, begins on the 27th of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. This was the date Jewish resistance fighters began a revolt against the Nazis in 1943 at the Warsaw Ghetto in an attempt to make a stand and prevent more Jews from being transported to death camps. It was a statement of freedom.

Often, Yom HaShoah will be observed by reviewing stories of those who survived the Holocaust. Some people will even light candles in memory of those who died. It is also a tradition for Israel to sound a siren throughout the country at 10:00 AM (Thursday) that brings everyone to a stop for two minutes. Even vehicles on the highway will stop, and the driver will get out of the car to join others in honoring the victims. Flags around Israel will be lowered to half-mast.

Among other events that will take place at Yad Vashem – the official Holocaust memorial site in Jerusalem – there will be a wreath-laying ceremony. Additionally, other observances will take place at Safra Square in Jerusalem. Venues that typically facilitate public entertainment will be closed.

Suppose you ever have an opportunity to visit Yad Vashem. In that case, you will note that there are several different exhibits that provide a historical account of what took place during one of the world’s darkest hours. One of these exhibits, the Children’s Memorial, offers a continuous recording that lists the “names of murdered children, their ages and countries of origin” one by one.

Undoubtedly, you will experience an eerie feeling as you’re confronted with the reality of how evil the heart of man truly is.

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Jews Worldwide are Set to Observe Yom HaShoah Beginning Wednesday Evening - Behold Israel News
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  • Comment Link Diane Ashpaugh Tuesday, 26 April 2022 15:45 posted by Diane Ashpaugh

    A solemn remembrance. My great grandparents were gassed . They were German Jews. We support Jews for Jesus and the international fellowship of Christian’s and Jews. I am humbled with the knowledge in scripture that through Gods work with his people I have my salvation. Your ministry has enlightened and allowed me spiritual growth. I’m looking forward to your book on the Revelation. Gratitude for your work in my life.

  • Comment Link Leone’ Tuesday, 26 April 2022 15:25 posted by Leone’

    I will light a candle myself for the diabolical loss of lives on Wednesday and Thursday. I am a spirit filled Christian, who grew up in a Jewish home. I read so many books on the holocaust. That i wanted to join the Israeli army at the age if 18. I am now 78 years young. Long story… I'll never stop praying For the Jewish people for Israel. May more and more except Jesus as their saviour…

  • Comment Link Leone’ Tuesday, 26 April 2022 15:25 posted by Leone’

    I will light a candle myself for the diabolical loss of lives on Wednesday and Thursday. I am a spirit filled Christian, who grew up in a Jewish home. I read so many books on the holocaust. That i wanted to join the Israeli army at the age if 18. I am now 78 years young. Long story… I'll never stop praying For the Jewish people for Israel. May more and more except Jesus as their saviour…

  • Comment Link Leone’ Tuesday, 26 April 2022 15:25 posted by Leone’

    I will light a candle myself for the diabolical loss of lives on Wednesday and Thursday. I am a spirit filled Christian, who grew up in a Jewish home. I read so many books on the holocaust. That i wanted to join the Israeli army at the age if 18. I am now 78 years young. Long story… I'll never stop praying For the Jewish people for Israel. May more and more except Jesus as their saviour…

  • Comment Link Bette Morrow Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:33 posted by Bette Morrow

    OH, the Depth of Depravity in the heart and minds of mankind...an evil perpetrated upon the innocent and those who have no reason to think to that depth. Our hearts and minds are directed towards the Jewish People as this Day of Great Sadness is acknowledged. And to you and your family Amir is our love and compassion sent...In His Mighty Name...Bette

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Amir Tsarfati was born in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. He grew up in that region and has lived in Israel all his life. While fulfilling his military duty, Amir served as the deputy governor of Jericho, and was part of the unit that negotiated and coordinated with the Palestinians during the Israeli withdrawal from the city. Following his military service, Amir studied at Israel’s School ...

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