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  • Writer's pictureTzippora Felsenthal

Yom Hazikaron

Today is the day we remember 24,213 soldiers and 4,255 terror victims who were killed while protecting or sustaining the State of Israel. Because of them, we are able to live here today. With the few hours left, one can go to the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, watch videos or read articles and stories on the victims, learn Torah in their merit, or say some psalms. In America, on Memorial Day, I would have a BBQ with my family. Here in Israel, however, on Yom Hazikaron, it is a meaningful day. I think about those we have lost and I thank them. There is a price to be here, and because of their sacrifice, men, women and children can walk freely in the streets.

וּרְחֹב֤וֹת הָעִיר֙ יִמָּ֣לְא֔וּ יְלָדִ֖ים וִֽילָד֑וֹת מְשַׂחֲקִ֖ים בִּרְחֹֽבֹתֶֽיהָ-
And the squares of the city shall be crowded with boys and girls playing in the squares

Zechariah 8:5

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