Jewish world commemorates Yom HaShoah.

Today, the Jewish world commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, holding memorials and educational activities in communities across the Diaspora and in Israel. Here in Israel Thursday’s commemorations began with the sounding of the Holocaust memorial siren at 10am, which was turned on by eighty six year old July Zelmanowicz, a Ukrainian Read More

VATICAN DONATES 100,000 EUROS FOR THE SUPPORT OF AUSCHWITZ MEMORIAL

In a symbolic gesture, the Vatican has donated the sum of €100,000 ($127,000) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, becoming the 31st country to contribute to the fund. In his accompanying letter, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin wrote: “Considering the significance of the goal of the Foundation and the support it received from the Polish Read More

Jews celebrate the Tisha b’Av

Tisha B’Av (lit. “the ninth of Av”), is an annual fast day in Judaism which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the Land of Israel. This year the commemoration starts in the sunset of August 4th and finishes in the nighfall of August 5th. The 9th of Av, Tisha b’Av, commemorates a list of catastrophes so severe Read More