The Curious Timing of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel's founders appeared to flout Jewish tradition by scheduling Yom Hashoah during a month reserved for celebration. Their decision may not have been as subversive as it seems.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is one of the most solemn days of the year. Places of entertainment are closed, sad songs dominate the airwaves and the mood is somber. And yet, there are Jews who do not...