Yom Hazikaron / Yom Ha’Atzma’ut (Repost)

Yom HaZikaron / Yom Ha’Atzma’ut (Randyjw; April 17, 2018)
(Reposted May 1, 2019)
Yom HaZikaron May 7-8, 2019
Yom Ha’Atzma’ut May 8-9, 2019
Soldiers, warriors, heroes, victims
mothers, fathers, siblings, children
departed, terrorism, so many gone, in memoriam
never forget, ever learned?
millions strong, remembering
Israel Stands Still

Israel Stands Still (Randyjw; Originally Posted: April 22, 2017)

Israel stands still

when the siren sounds across the land

recalling the fallen

the never again

You are not forgotten

but remembered again


Siren of Rehovot, Israel (2012):




I Am poem – Anne Frank

by Natasha Hashemi and Claire Hawer




Eli Atah – Shlomo Gronich and the Sheba Choir





In Happier Days (Randyjw; Originally Posted: April 23, 2017)


Through the slavery of Egypt;

through the auto-da-fe’s; the pogroms;

through the Inquisition; the Crusades;

and the exile of Babylon.


The destruction of our Temple

was more than the razing of a building;

it was the attempt to destroy through deicide

what they couldn’t destroy within.


The burning of our skin

in the synagogues

as they torched us alive in flames

worshipping false G-ds with idols

and blaspheming the Good L-rd’s name.


They eradicated us en masse in genocide

and overtook the Holy Land,

What they didn’t take, through Holocaust,

was that G-d would foil their plans.


G-d knows how to make it rain,

blessing, in its proper times.

As much as is done for the earth,

He has done, as well, for our minds.


Happy Rebirthday: Eternal, Israel


Happy Rebirthday: Eternal, Israel

(Randyjw; Originally Posted: 05/11/2016)



Yom HaZikaron

Remembrance Day (Memorial Day)





Yom HaAtzma’ut

Independence Day




Yom Holedet!

Happy Rebirthday, Israel.

Always Eternal.

Eternally Yours,


HaTikvah (The Hope; a poem by Naftali Herz Imber; also it is the Israel National Anthem)


Kol od balayvav pnima nefesh Yehudi homiyah

Ul fatey Mizrach kadima

Ayin L’Tsion tsofiyah

Od lo avdah tikvatenu

HaTikvah shnot al payim

Liyot Am chofshi be’artzenu

B’Eretz Tzion V’rushalyim.


(HaTikvah “The Hope” translation from “My Jewish Learning”:)

As long as within our hearts

The Jewish soul sings,

As long as forward to the East

To Zion, looks the eye —

Our hope is not yet lost,

It is two thousand years old,

To be a free people in our land

The land of Zion and Jerusalem.


Hear The Israel National Anthem, HaTikvah, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Q4XL4oRIRE


See excerpts of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, proclaim the State of Israel, with HaTikvah in the background: https://youtu.be/XTSpfNoHpzU



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