Monday, May 9, 2011

YOM HAZIKARON: Israel's Memorial Day

Today is the 5th day of Iyar, 5771/20 days of Omer (2 weeks, 6 days)


Israel Independence Day celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. Today, YOM HAZIKARON, the day preceding this celebration, is devoted to the memory of those who gave their lives for the achievement of the country's independence and its continued existence.

The total number of soldiers and security personnel who fell since the War of Independence is 20,424.

The total, including those who fell in the struggle for the State before 1948 is 22,867.

This number includes disabled IDF veterans who later died from their wounds and non-IDF personnel who fell in the line of duty.

183 soldiers were killed since last Yom Hazikaron - 5771.

On This Day, We Honor The Memory of the Young Men & Women Who Gave Their Lives For The Creation And Security of The Jewish State.


Names and faces, of some of the young Israeli soldiers that fell in the last war in Lebanon, z"l http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2XkzTPhQvo&feature=related



SHIR LAMAALOT, images of operation cast lead in Gaza Strip (2008-2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aR_ux9Z90A&feature=related



DON'T MISS the celebrations of Yom haAtzmaut in our community. Tonight, Monday, May 9th, at 7:30 PM in YMJC (130 Steamboat Road).


See our program here: http://www.kanissanews.com/yomhaatzmaut63.pdf


A VERY SPECIAL HATIKVA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUSmEbGLs4&feature=related



Rabbi Yosef Bitton. YMJC | 130 Steamboat Rd. | Great Neck | NY | 11024