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A Day of Agony

6 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
Memorial Day in Israel is not a day of picnics and sales or barbecues and fun. It is agony. It is pain.

Counting and Remembering the ‘Dust of Jacob’

The dust is the memory of ages and the children shall always return to the dust of their ancestors.

Amidst the Chaos, the IDF Preserves Israel’s Independence

With Israel's military is at its strongest, the country is capable of dealing with its highly chaotic and dangerous environment.

Pearl’s Father: Execution Caused ‘Revolution’ against Barbarism

Prof. Judea Pearl said at Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers in Jerusalem Sunday night that the terrorists’’ brutal execution of his son Daniel...

Sharansky Says Yoni Netanyahu Was an Inspiration while in Jail

5 Iyyar 5773 – April 14, 2013
Yoni Netanyahu, the brother of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who was killed in the Entebbe rescue, was an inspiration to Natan Sharansky while imprisoned...

The Silence on Israel’s Memorial Day

When I stand silently with my neighbors while the tzefira, the siren, is sounding its awful wail, I am thinking of my daughter.

‘Israel Wants Peace, Enemies Want War,’ Says Netanyahu

”From the moment the state was established, it has not ceased to wish for peace with its neighbors and to the same degree, its...

Memorial Day — To Live and Die for Israel

In that one moment I though of gratitude: I am so thankful to you, fallen tzanchan, fallen Jew, fallen brother. Without you my parents would have had no place to run to from the choke hold of the Soviet Union, without you Jews of the world would never have shelter, and without you, I would not stand here today, wearing this uniform with a red beret that did not yet belong to me.

Daniel Pearl’s Father to Light Day Memorial Flame

30 Nisan 5773 – April 9, 2013
The father of the late Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl will light one the memorial flames at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Jerusalem, the day...

The IDF Honors 22,993 Fallen Soldiers

3 Iyyar 5772 – April 25, 2012
In a letter to IDF soldiers and commanders, the Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Gantz wrote, "Another year passed, another year of standing guard, of relentless, exuberant, hard work ensuring the security of Israeli citizens. A year passed and again we stand at Memorial Day ceremonies, by graves of fallen brothers, facing monuments with a endless and unfathomable rows of names of the fallen."

Alternative Reality – Destabilizing Morality on Memorial Day

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
There exists a new type of Israeli, who sees a moral equivalence between Israel's fallen, and those of the enemy.

Intoxication Tests, Traffic Control, Part of Israeli Police Preparations for 64th Independence Day

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 23, 2012
Tel Aviv District Police has completed its preparations for Memorial Day and the 64th Independence Day of the State of Israel. County units will operate with reinforcements of Police, Border Guard officers and Civil Defense volunteers, increasing normal security arrangements, easing traffic flow and preventing criminal activity.

Vandals Attack Historic Ammunition Hill

Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill museum and memorial were vandalized Sunday night with anti-Zionist slogans, two days before Israel’s Memorial Day.

A Time Of Sadness And Joy, A Time To Remember

7 Iyyar 5771 – May 11, 2011
This time of year in Israel is a time of sadness and a time of joy. We commemorate the murder of six million Jews in Nazi Europe and we commemorate the deaths of our children in times of war and the terrorist murders of our people during periods of "peace." When our sadness reaches a crescendo as the sun sets on Memorial Day, we pause, raise our flag from half mast to its highest height, and joyfully begin to celebrate Israel's Independence Day.

‘I’m A Chazzan, But I Don’t Put On A Broadway Show’: An Interview with...

14 Iyyar 5770 – April 28, 2010
Sherwood Goffin has had a storied career. The cantor of Lincoln Square Synagogue since 1965, Goffin started his musical career as a folk singer. From 1961-1995, Goffin sang on major stages worldwide, recorded six albums, and was known as the "Voice of Soviet Jewry," singing at all the major Soviet Jewry UN Solidarity Day rallies from 1964-1991.

75th Anniversary Reunion

2 Nisan 5770 – March 17, 2010
Israel Independence Day is a national holiday in Israel. This year it falls on Tuesday, April 20th and is celebrated either publicly or within the family circle. The ceremonies begin eight days earlier with Holocaust Memorial Day. One week later, we commemorate Israel's fallen soldiers and terror victims on Memorial Day. As the sun sets, the national flag is raised from half-mast, the music begins to play, and the festivities begin in honor of Israel's 62nd anniversary.

It’s My Opinion: Taking Responsibility

11 Sivan 5769 – June 3, 2009
South Florida was recently inundated with weeks of torrential rain. The downside was that the weather ruined the much-anticipated Memorial Day weekend. The upside was that the storms made a dent in the terrible drought conditions that had plagued the area. Sometimes it is easier to see the wisdom of the old adage, "Every cloud has a silver lining."

Israel At 56: Still Under The Oslo Delusion

6 Sivan 5764 – May 26, 2004
This week Israelis observed Memorial Day and celebrated Independence Day.

Disturbing News Out Of Albany

8 Tammuz 5761 – June 29, 2001
As we report this week on Page 3, it seems that New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno has once again sought to use Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's religious observance as fodder for political advantage.

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