WATCH: Israelis pause in silence as siren sounds for Holocaust Remembrance Day
On Yom Hashoah, cars stop on the highways, pedestrians freeze in place, and everyone - men, women, children, young, old, male, female, Arab and Jew - are expected to solemnly reflect.
In Israel, Holocaust Remembrance Day begins quietly every year, on the eve of the Jewish calendar day of 27th of Nisan, a date which usually falls sometime in late April or early May. On Monday morning at 10 A.M., as schools and many places of work gathered at special assemblies, a two-minute siren wailed across the country – bringing Israel to a literal halt. Cars stopped on the highways, pedestrians froze in...
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