Yom Hazikaron: Israel’s Memorial Day This day honoring fallen soldiers — next observed on April 18, 2018 — immediately precedes Israel’s Independence Day.

The fourth of Iyar, the day preceding Israel’s Independence Day, was declared by the Israeli Knesset (parliament) to be a Memorial Day for those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel and for all military personnel who were killed while in active duty in Israel’s armed forces. Joining these two days together conveys a simple message: Israelis owe the independence and the very existence of the Jewish state to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for it.

In 2018, Yom Hazikaron begins at sundown on April 17. Read More: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/yom-hazikaron-israels-memorial-day/?utm_source=mjl_maropost&utm_campaign=MJL&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-3847-16486

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