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A 2-minute siren sounded at 11 AM this morning throughout Israel to commemorate and remember Israel’s fallen. At that point, all of Israel will stop and stand for a moment of silence.

A new Chareidi initiative was launched for Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, called “Sheket, Zochrim” or “Be Silent, We are Remembering”.

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The initiative was launched by Rabbi Ze’ev Rothman, a Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi, as an attempt to connect the two minutes of silence with an older Jewish tradition of saying Tehillim (Psalms) and prayers for the deceased.

His idea united both the secular and religious together during this solemn moment of silence as we all remembered Israel’s fallen.

A silent prayer during the moment of silence.

The flyers were handed out in shopping centers, stores and schools and targeted everyone from Chareidim to secular. Over 50,000 flyers were printed and distributed.

The text of the prayers follows:

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