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The loss of a son and a national family

Family of IDF soldier Max Steinberg reflects on the strength they receive from Israeli unity on Memorial Day.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 7:54 PM

Lone soldier's legacy commemorated on Memorial Day

Ten years ago, Michael Levin was killed in the Second Lebanon War - but the Lone Soldier Center in his name has given hope to hundreds.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 7:46 PM

PM hugs terror victim's brother despite outburst

Rahamim Cohen, Netanyahu embrace after awkward heckling during Memorial Day ceremony.Uzi Baruch, 5/11/2016, 6:45 PM

Fmr ambassador to US: 'We will never be defeated'

'We live in an age of miracles,' says MK Michael Oren, where universal bereavement mixes with triumphant celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2016, 6:15 PM

20 years later: Remembering the friend I lost

20 years since David Boim's murder by terrorists, childhood friend Yoni Kempinski asks his mother how it's possible to move on.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 3:59 PM

'Hug Squad' consoles widows, orphans

Unique IDFWO project providess much-needed support during visits to military cemeteries.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/11/2016, 3:39 PM

Arab 'bereavement' at exclusive J'lem high school

Hebrew University HS students boycott Memorial Day event over invitation of Arab family in shocking 'comparison of IDF to terror.'Benny Tocker, 5/11/2016, 2:59 PM

Watch: Victim's brother confronts Netanyahu

Brother of ax victim Tzvika Cohen who was himself brutally stabbed interrupts PM's speech for terror victims, before breaking down sobbing.Eliran Aharon, 5/11/2016, 2:38 PM

Remembering Israeli victims of terror

Prime Minister interrupted by bereaved family member at Memorial Day ceremony; tells families: 'I salute your endurance.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2016, 1:54 PM

Ya'alon pot shot at Elor Azariya on Memorial Day?

At official ceremony Ya'alon warns 'not to lose humanity' by overusing force, in seemingly subtle jab at Hevron soldier.Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2016, 1:28 PM

Watch: Thanks to heroic sacrifice, 'We Are Home'

Kippalive releases an uplifting song to a classic tune, celebrating the miraculous return of the Jewish nation to Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 11:43 AM

Remembering Israel's fallen heroes at Mount Herzl

Memorial Day continues with minute silence, moving ceremony at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl military cemetery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2016, 11:30 AM

'My son gave his soul for the eternal nation'

Father of Benaya Sarel who fell fighting in Gaza speaks of the great efforts required on Memorial Day, and his thanks in spite of the loss.Eliran Aharon, 5/11/2016, 10:51 AM

'Where sadness and glory live together'

US Ambassador reflects on the 'bitter and sweet' of Memorial Day-Independence Day, and honors Foreign Volunteers who helped found Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2016, 10:06 AM

'We're all fragments which create a whole'

Dafna Meir's daughter, Renana, gives a moving speech at Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 3:46 AM

Ya'alon: Peace deal must come from within

Ultimately, a peace deal with the PA should be only the business of the PA and Israel - but it won't happen soon, Ya'alon says.Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2016, 12:13 AM

Live: Memorial Day begins with siren

Special ceremony in Jerusalem to tell terror victims' stories after year of attacks.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2016, 8:38 PM

Netanyahu calls for unity as Yom Hazikaron begins

Memorial Day for Israel's fallen fighters and terror victims begins with Prime Minister's address at Jerusalem memorial.Ari Soffer, 5/10/2016, 7:15 PM

Hadar Goldin's father calls for Memorial Day unity

'If on Memorial Day we remain divided, then we cannot move on to Independence Day," Prof. Simcha Goldin maintains.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2016, 5:45 PM

Wachsman's mother: The news breaks my heart

The mother of kidnapped, murdered soldier Nachshon Wachsman talks about sense of loss, disappointment.Benny Tocker, 5/10/2016, 2:53 PM

Former Def Min: We are right, but we are not pure

Shaul Mofaz gives Memorial Day speech, offering both confidence in Israel's actions, criticism of Palestinian 'subjugation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2016, 2:15 PM

Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron

The children we bear and raise exist in their merit; the settlements we establish flourish because of them; the Torah we learn is theirs; the ethical Jewish society we want to build here, as the prophets foretold, is theirs as well. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/10/2016, 12:20 PM

Bereaved parents welcome baby before Memorial Day

Fallen soldier's mother gives birth hours before start of Memorial Day. She describes the combination of joy and loss.Uzi Baruch, 5/10/2016, 12:11 PM

Reuven and Eli, friends who fell in the line of duty

The lives and untimely deaths of two of my comrades-in-arms in the Shaked Commando Unit, two brave soldiers who blazed the trail for knitted kippa-wearers in elite IDF forces.Former MK Yaakov Katz, 5/10/2016, 11:14 AM

Ceremony for Jews murdered in anti-Semitic attacks

Yom Hazikaron ceremony remembering victims of global anti-Semitism to be lead by family of Jewish teacher murdered in Yemen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 2:42 PM

31 killed in terror attacks this year

Statistics released ahead of Memorial Day; 2,576 total killed in terror since 1948.Uzi Baruch, 5/9/2016, 10:50 AM

A day to join Israelis in a sad circle of grief

Op-ed: Israeli Ambassador to the UN describes his task to convey the unique spirit of Israeli Memorial Day to the world.Danny Danon, 5/8/2016, 10:55 PM

When the 'Melody of the Souls' came down

Religious superstar Hanan Ben-Ari reveals the moving story behind his stirring song, and its connection to Memorial Day.Yoni Kempinski, 5/8/2016, 9:17 PM

Flag-laying ceremony held ahead of Memorial Day

Major military officials head traditional ceremony to honor the IDF's fallen heroes.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/8/2016, 6:55 PM

Memorial Day: 23,447 fallen soldiers since 1948

68 soldiers added to the list of the fallen in 2015/6; nation to hold ceremonies at military cemeteries nationwide.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2016, 8:30 AM

The Koren Yizkor: Memory and meaning, remembrance and hope

A review of the recently published collection of essays on Hazkarat Neshamot (yizkor) by former Yeshiva University Chancellor, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm. Rochel Sylvetsky, 5/4/2016, 4:16 PM

Who Can Count the Dust of Jacob?

What is a memorial day in a country that has always known war and where remembrance means adding the toll of one year's dead and wounded to the scales of history. Daniel Greenfield, 4/23/2015, 11:09 PM

Viral Photo: On Flight, Israelis Stood in Silence

Passenger captured a proud moment on an El Al flight. Meanwhile, Muslims in Eilat and Jerusalem disrespected the siren.Gil Ronen, 4/23/2015, 4:12 PM

What is Memorial Day Like for Bereaved Parents?

Parents of fallen soldiers speak on the nuances of a national Memorial Day - and how it brings the nation together.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 4/22/2015, 6:49 PM

Levinsky Park Denizens Fail to Stand for Sirens

Photographer Shaul Golan decided to spend Memorial Day in Levinsky Park in south Tel Aviv, far from his usual “beat” in Bnei Brak.Yaakov Levi, 4/22/2015, 6:34 PM

Police Flout Ruling on Jewish Temple Mount Prayer

'The court can say whatever it wants - the police have a policy here,' officer tells group who tried to say prayer for fallen soldiers.Ari Soffer, 4/22/2015, 5:51 PM

Rabbi Uri Sherki: We Must Embrace Life

Rabbi Uri Sherki said that while the death of his son Shalom was an unimaginable tragedy, it brought together Israelis of all backgrounds.Moshe Cohen, 4/22/2015, 5:49 PM

Moving Tribute to Terror Victim Shalom Sherki

'I wanted so much for us to sing together at your wedding!' Tearful eulogies for Israel's most recent victim of terror.Ari Soffer, 4/22/2015, 4:37 PM

Tough Memorial Day for Mother of Adelle Biton

Mother of 4 year-old who died in Feb. after March 2013 car attack left her critically injured says she tries to keep Adelle's memory alive.Benny Toker, 4/22/2015, 4:27 PM

They Fought, They Sacrificed - and They Brought Us Back to Life

Memorial Day precedes Independence Day for an obvious reason; without the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes the State of Israel would never have come into existence. But in fact we owe them so much more: they brought us back to life. Ari Soffer, 4/22/2015, 2:10 PM

Israel Remembers 23,320 Fallen Soldiers Since 1860

Defense Ministry figures reveal 116 security force personnel killed in last year alone, with 2,538 civilians murdered by terror since 1950.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2015, 1:47 PM

Letter from the Chairwoman of the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization

Bereaved families swing back and forth between the desire to continue living in memory of fallen loved ones, and the rest of the pain we experience. Nava Shoham Solan, 4/22/2015, 12:12 PM

Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) for the Fallen Soldiers of the IDF

Everything we have today is due to their sacrifice for the Jewish people.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 4/22/2015, 11:38 AM

First Victim of Arab Terrorism, Murdered in 1873

Aharon Hershler, son of prominent Hungarian rabbi, was shot by Arabs 12 times in Jerusalem, becoming Israel's first terror victim.Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 11:19 AM

'You've Joined the Army of God in Heaven'

Esther Maleko wrote a heartrending letter to her brother, 1st Sgt. Moshe Maleko, who was killed in Gaza.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2015, 11:17 AM

'Only Readiness to Fight Can Deter and Decide War'

Netanyahu addresses central Memorial Day ceremony after sirens sound for nationwide two minutes of silence.Ari Yashar, Gil Ronen, 4/22/2015, 10:59 AM

Giving Meaning to Memorial Day Minute of Silence

New campaign seeks to fight negative media portrayal of haredim ignoring sirens by instituting quiet prayers that everyone can say.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 10:11 AM

Facebook Generation? This is a Generation of Lions

Givati Brigade Commander says Gaza war proved 'Facebook and Youtube generation' is up to the job of defending Israel.Yoni Kempinksi, Gil Ronen, 4/22/2015, 9:40 AM

'We Won't Forgive Those Who Sanctify Terrorists'

Jewish Home chairman participates in ceremony in Jerusalem honoring Memorial Day.Netanel Katz and Elad Benari, 4/22/2015, 5:15 AM

Bereaved Father: Abu Khder Killed by Criminals

Ron Kehrmann, whose daughter was murdered in a suicide terror attack, dismayed over the adding of murdered Arab to list of terror victims.Benny Toker, 4/22/2015, 4:12 AM

Speaker Hosts Parents of Fallen Lone Soldier

MK Yuli Edelstein hosts the parents of lone soldier Max Steinberg at the annual Knesset event in honor of Memorial Day.Ben Ariel, 4/22/2015, 12:44 AM

In the Middle East, We Must Fight for Our Survival

In official address, PM Binyamin Netanyahu emphasizes the value of the sacrifice made by Israel's fallen soldiers, its 'iron wall.'Ari Soffer, 4/21/2015, 10:36 PM

Memorial Day Begins: Israel Mourns its Fallen

Riviln and Chief of Staff speak at Kotel, as Israel stands silent for sirens nationwide to remember fallen warriors, victims of terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2015, 9:25 PM

Bringing the Fallen to Life on Memorial Day

One of the leaders of a new initiative tells Arutz Sheva about the films and tours that are giving Memorial Day a message of faith.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/21/2015, 8:12 PM

Abu Khder Added to Har Herzl Terror Victims List

Family of Arab youth who was murdered by Jews reportedly does not want him honored alongside Jewish terror victims.Gil Ronen, 4/21/2015, 2:38 PM

23,320: The Number that Should Change Your LIfe

Numbers that ring a bell, a bell that tolls. For Tzaddikim. Shmuel Sackett, 4/21/2015, 10:11 AM

'We Return Here to Remember the Fallen'

IDF Chief of Staff conducts flag-laying ceremony ahead of Memorial Day. Eizenkot: we offer our support to bereaved families.Koby Finkler and Tova Dvorin, 4/19/2015, 7:39 PM