Kotel Yom Hazikaron 001

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  • Title:  Kotel Yom Hazikaron 001
  • Description:  Yom Hazikaron in full Yom Hazikaron l'Chalalei Ma'arachot Yisrael ul'Nifge'ei Pe'ulot Ha'eivah is Israel's official remembrance day, enacted into law in 1963. While Yom Hazikaron has been traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration has also been extended to civilian victims of terrorism.

    Many traditional and religious Jews say prayers for the souls of the fallen soldiers on Yom Hazikaron. Special prayers prescribed by the Israeli rabbinate are recited. These include the recital of Psalms 9: "For the leader, on the death of the son," and Psalm 144: "Blessed be the Lord, My Rock, who traineth my hands for war and my fingers for battle" in addition to memorial prayers for the dead.The official ceremony to mark the opening of the day takes place at the Western Wall.
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  • Keywords:  Hazikaron, Yom, Kotel
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