Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Israel's Memorial Day

Israel's Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) is a day which is tangibly felt unlike every other day on the calendar.

The seriousness of the day is almost overwhelming as we remember the dedication and sacrifice of those who fought for Israel's existence, as well as those who were killed by Arab terror attacks for simply being in Israel.

Every fallen soldier or terror victim is a world of sacrifice and pain to their family and friends, and there isn't a person in Israel who doesn't personally know of someone affected. They walk among us daily within their world of personal, quiet pain, having sacrificed the most painful of all so that a Jewish State can exist today.

A friend of mine, Cheryl Mandel recollected about her son, Daniel Mandel who was killed in the line of duty. The video is below, and the story is here.



I'll post more links throughout the day within this post. Check back later.

12:31 PM

An Israeli Soldier's Mother on Memorial Day.
The Rebbetzin's Husband on Memorial Day
Harriet Levin didn't think she would "give so much" to Israel.

1:59 PM For those that read Hebrew (I don't have time to translate this), the following article is a must read -- last night's memorial ceremony at Binyanei HaUma...and the song "Vhee Sh'amda" was sung by Yonatan Razel, students from Merkaz HaRav, and IDF Officer Aharon Karov who was critically wounded in the "Cast Lead" operation.

Karov stated, Above all our disagreements, we are brothers. Our enemies do not discern between the rightwing or leftwing. They believe we are one nation, which we are.

This is the song performed by Razel before Pesach.




Saluting our fallen and embracing their families,

Jameel.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד

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