Lunch and Learn: How Israel Commemorates the Fallen 🙋

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Lunch and Learn: How Israel Commemorates the Fallen 🙋


Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States

For Americans, Memorial Day likely conjures images of parades, fireworks, sales and barbecues. But when the sirens sound for Israel’s Yom Hazikaron, the entire country literally stands still. It’s a metaphorical yahrzeit that every single person commemorates together, all at once. And then in a beautiful transition, the solemn day of grieving flows right into Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Join Rabbi Tracy Kaplowitz as we mark this solemn holiday by listening to some of the moving programs broadcast on Israeli radio and television (no Hebrew knowledge required).

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