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The Calendar at a Glance

 Baruch Hashem, Pesach at Adath Israel was very nice, especially since four of our six children were able to join us together with their families. After having several days to recover, we are ready to take on the “second half” of the Jewish year. 

The first date of significance on the Jewish calendar following Pesach is Yom HaShoah, which was observed this past Monday. This is what it looked like in Israel on Tuesday morning (4/18) when the two-minute siren went off at 10am. 

The next important dates on the calendar are coming up this week. First is Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers, which will be observed on Monday night/Tuesday (4/24-25). To give you a feel for what a parent experiences, here is an article about an amazing woman who tragically lost not one, but two sons. 

Yom HaZikaron is immediately followed by Yom HaAtzma’ut – Israel Independence Day (Tuesday night/Wednesday 4/25-26). In keeping with the spirit, I recommend this presentation by an Israeli millennial named Roi, expressing how proud he is to be an Israeli.