“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winning author and Holocaust survivor
Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the six million Jews and five million others who were murdered in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany. In God's Holy Land, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. This day was inaugurated on 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.
In response, today we take time to remember. Our history is no stranger to violence, injustice, and oppression. The bible mentions it in hundreds of passages throughout its holy pages. In Isaiah 1:17 we learn, “ to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.”
On this day of remembrance, we honor those in the past and those in the present. Today we ask all our Modern-Day Esthers to take time to review the history, recall the actions, call to memory those past, and pray for their families.
And as you join us in praising the Living God for the miracle of the modern-day state of Israel, we pray you’ll renew your own resolve to bless Israel and the Jewish people by giving a generous gift of support.
May God bless you for being a blessing to Israel and the Jewish people