Yom ha-Zikkaron

Yom ha-Zikkaron

Between April 15 and May 13; Iyyar 4
In Israel, the Day of Remembrance honors those who died fighting for the establishment of the Israeli state. It is observed on the day preceding Yom ha-Atzma'ut, or Israel Independence Day. During Shaharit (the morning service), a candle is lit in memory of fallen soldiers, the ark is opened, and Psalm 9, "Over the death of the son," is recited. This is followed by a prayer for the war dead and other prayers for lost relatives. The service concludes with a reading of Psalm 114.
At the end of the day, sirens are sounded and a few minutes of silence are observed throughout Israel. At sundown, Yom ha-Atzma'ut begins and the mood shifts to one of celebration.
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This festival is known by four names: Rosh ha-Shanah, Yom Teru'ah (Day of Blowing the Horn), Yom ha-Din (Day of Judgment), and Yom ha-Zikkaron (Day of Remembrance).