These reactions from IDF paratroopers as they arrived at the Kotel are a powerful reminder of the place Jerusalem has held in the Jewish heart for centuries. “The Wall was before us. I trembled. There it was as I had known it – immense, mighty, in all its splendor…overcome, I bowed my head in silence.” Read More
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Attributed to Avi Chai
Honor Israel’s Fallen Dear Friends: It is an honor for The Afikim Foundation to take the lead in developing the global commemoration of Yom Hazikaron in honoring Israel’s fallen soldiers. Yizkereim — Olami’s worldwide commemoration through its 320 affiliates worldwide, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, and IDF Widows and Orphans – reflects upon the Read More
Yom Hazikaron: How Irena Sendler Saved 2,500 Jewish Children During the Holocaust
It happens every December. Festive lights are seemingly everywhere. Ornate decorations are on trees, on lawns, on lamp posts, in town halls, and in store windows. It is impossible to miss the distinctive sound of the season. Radio stations, stores, professional offices, and even elevators, play a loop of holiday songs. Of course the biggest Read More
Yizkor, which means to remember, refers to the memorial service that is recited four times a year on major holidays. Traditionally a yahrzeit candle is lit before sunset of the given holiday in honor of the deceased. Shemini Atzeret- 22 Tishrei, 5781/September 28, 2021 8th day of Passover- 22 Nissan 5782/ April 23, 2022 2nd Read More