The loss of a son and the feeling of a national familyFamily of IDF soldier Max Steinberg reflects on the strength they receive from Israeli unity on Memorial Day.
Lone soldier's legacy commemorated on Memorial DayTen years ago, Michael Levin was killed in the Second Lebanon War - but the Lone Soldier Center in his name has given hope to hundreds.
Netanyahu hugs terror victim's brother despite outburstRahamim Cohen, Netanyahu embrace after awkward heckling during Memorial Day ceremony.
Fmr ambassador to US Oren: 'We will never be defeated''We live in an age of miracles,' says MK Michael Oren, where universal bereavement mixes with triumphant celebration.
20 years later: Remembering the friend I lost20 years since David Boim's murder by terrorists, childhood friend Yoni Kempinski asks his mother how it's possible to move on.
'Hug Squad' consoles widows, orphans on Memorial DayUnique IDFWO project providess much-needed support during visits to military cemeteries.
Palestinian 'bereavement' at prestigious Jerusalem high schoolHebrew University HS students boycott Memorial Day event over invitation of Arab family in shocking 'comparison of IDF to terror.'
Watch: Victim's brother confronts NetanyahuBrother of ax victim Tzvika Cohen who was himself brutally stabbed interrupts PM's speech for terror victims, before breaking down sobbing.
PM at terror victim event: 'Our enemies won't accept us'Prime Minister interrupted by bereaved family member at Memorial Day ceremony; tells families: 'I salute your endurance.'
Did Ya'alon take a 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.
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.
Memorial Day: PM vows to bring back missing soldiers' remainsMemorial Day continues with minute silence, moving ceremony at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl military cemetery.
'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.
'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.
'All of us are fragments which together create a whole'Dafna Meir's daughter, Renana, gives a moving speech at Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem.
Ya'alon: Opportunity for peace deal must come from within IsraelUltimately, 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.
Rivlin: I prayed this year would see no more bereaved familiesSpecial ceremony in Jerusalem to tell terror victims' stories after year of attacks.
Netanyahu: Before peace with enemies, make peace among ourselvesMemorial Day for Israel's fallen fighters and terror victims begins with Prime Minister's address at Jerusalem memorial.
Hadar Goldin's father calls for unity on Memorial Day'If on Memorial Day we remain divided, then we cannot move on to Independence Day," Prof. Simcha Goldin maintains.
Nachshon Wachsman's mother: Israelis don't know what they haveThe mother of kidnapped, murdered soldier Nachshon Wachsman talks about sense of loss, disappointment.
Former Def Min: We are right, but we are not pureShaul Mofaz gives Memorial Day speech, offering both confidence in Israel's actions, criticism of Palestinian 'subjugation.'
Memorial Day, Yom HazikaronThe 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.
Bereaved parents welcome new baby shortly before Memorial DayFallen soldier's mother gives birth hours before start of Memorial Day. She describes the combination of joy and loss.
Reuven and Eli, friends who fell in the line of dutyThe 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.
Ceremony to memorialize Jews murdered in anti-Semitic attacksYom Hazikaron ceremony remembering victims of global anti-Semitism to be lead by family of Jewish teacher murdered in Yemen.
31 killed in terror attacks this year - 29 since SeptemberStatistics released ahead of Memorial Day; 2,576 total killed in terror since 1948.
A day to join Israelis in a sad circle of griefOp-ed: Israeli Ambassador to the UN describes his task to convey the unique spirit of Israeli Memorial Day to the world.
When the 'Melody of the Souls' came down from HeavenReligious superstar Hanan Ben-Ari reveals the moving story behind his stirring song, and its connection to Memorial Day.
For the fallen: Flag-laying ceremony held ahead of Memorial DayMajor military officials head traditional ceremony to honor the IDF's fallen heroes.
Memorial Day: 23,447 fallen soldiers since 194868 soldiers added to the list of the fallen in 2015/6; nation to hold ceremonies at military cemeteries nationwide.
The Koren Yizkor: Memory and meaning, remembrance and hopeA review of the recently published collection of essays on Hazkarat Neshamot (yizkor) by former Yeshiva University Chancellor, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm.
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.
Viral Photo: On Flight to Madrid, Israelis Stood in SilencePassenger captured a proud moment on an El Al flight. Meanwhile, Muslims in Eilat and Jerusalem disrespected the siren.
Watch: 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.
Levinsky Park Denizens Fail to Stand for Memorial Day SirensPhotographer Shaul Golan decided to spend Memorial Day in Levinsky Park in south Tel Aviv, far from his usual “beat” in Bnei Brak.
Watch: Police Flout Court 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.
Rabbi Uri Sherki: Despite Tragedy, We Must Embrace LifeRabbi Uri Sherki said that while the death of his son Shalom was an unimaginable tragedy, it brought together Israelis of all backgrounds.
Watch: Moving Tribute to Terror Victim Shalom Yohai Sherki'I wanted so much for us to sing together at your wedding!' Tearful eulogies for Israel's most recent victim of terror.
Tough Memorial Day for Mother of Baby Terror Victim Adelle BitonMother 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.
They Fought, They Sacrificed - and They Brought Us Back to LifeMemorial 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.
Israel Remembers 23,320 Fallen Soldiers Since 1860Defense Ministry figures reveal 116 security force personnel killed in last year alone, with 2,538 civilians murdered by terror since 1950.
Letter from the Chairwoman of the IDF Widows and Orphans OrganizationBereaved 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.
Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) for the Fallen Soldiers of the IDFEverything we have today is due to their sacrifice for the Jewish people.
Aharon Hershler: First Victim of Arab Terror, Murdered in 1873Aharon Hershler, son of prominent Hungarian rabbi, was shot by Arabs 12 times in Jerusalem, becoming Israel's first terror victim.
'From the IDF, 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.
'Only Readiness to Fight Can Deter and Decide War'Netanyahu addresses central Memorial Day ceremony after sirens sound for nationwide two minutes of silence.
Haredi Campaign Encourages Memorial Day Minute of SilenceNew campaign seeks to fight negative media portrayal of haredim ignoring sirens by instituting quiet prayers that everyone can say.
'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.
Bennett: We Won't Forgive Nations that Sanctify TerroristsJewish Home chairman participates in ceremony in Jerusalem honoring Memorial Day.
Bereaved Father: Abu Khder Killed by Criminals, Not TerroristsRon Kehrmann, whose daughter was murdered in a suicide terror attack, dismayed over the adding of murdered Arab to list of terror victims.
Knesset Speaker Hosts Parents of Fallen Lone SoldierMK Yuli Edelstein hosts the parents of lone soldier Max Steinberg at the annual Knesset event in honor of Memorial Day.
Netanyahu: In the Middle East, We Must Fight for Our SurvivalIn official address, PM Binyamin Netanyahu emphasizes the value of the sacrifice made by Israel's fallen soldiers, its 'iron wall.'
President Rivlin: Israelis Bound By Grief - and a Shared DestinyRiviln and Chief of Staff speak at Kotel, as Israel stands silent for sirens nationwide to remember fallen warriors, victims of terror.
Bringing the Fallen to Life on Memorial DayOne of the leaders of a new initiative tells Arutz Sheva about the films and tours that are giving Memorial Day a message of faith.
Abu Khder Added to Har Herzl Terror Victims ListFamily of Arab youth who was murdered by Jews reportedly does not want him honored alongside Jewish terror victims.
23,320: The Number that Should Change Your LIfeNumbers that ring a bell, a bell that tolls. For Tzaddikim.
'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.