Welcome to the 'New High Holy Days of Israel'
The days between Holocaust Remembrance Day and Independence Day ought to be a time for Jewish communal and personal introspection.
This week in Israel is defined by commemoration and then celebration. On Monday we mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day. One week later, we first commemorate Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron, and then celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. The seven days in between are reminiscent of the ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, days when we engage in introspection and...
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