Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holocaust Remembrance Day

 May 2, 2011
At the major intersection of Shenkin and HaCarmel streets in Tel Aviv, people stop in their tracks at the sound of the siren, heard throughout Israel every year at 10 a.m. on the National Holocaust Remembrance Day. The siren lasts about two minutes, during which Israelis all over the country stop whatever they are doing and stand still for the moment of silence in memory of the victims and heroes of the Holocaust.

 And to my amazement, even this dog respected the moment of silence. It stood still from the beginning of the siren and only moved once there were no more echoes to be heard.

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