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Yom HaShoah


April 23-24, 2017 [5777]

Every year, Jews mark the anniversary of the death of loved ones, fulfilling a sacred obligation.

For most of the 6 million who were murdered during the Holocaust (a Greek word meaning “sacrifice by fire”), no one knows when that anniversary falls. To mourn them and to commemorate the loss of all who perished, a special day has been set aside — Yom HaShoah — a day when the entire community gathers to remember and reflect.

Shoah, which means “catastrophe” or “utter destruction” in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah.


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