On the eve of Israel's Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and victims of terror, we stand in awe of the many ultimate sacrifices of the average Israeli citizen, moved to defend the Holy Land. I mention several ways in which we, in Israel and everywhere, can show derech eretz to our soldiers and innocent victims of terror. Included in this show is a special prayer in Hebrew and English, asking the Almighty to remember the bravery of those we recall, and to grant them their reward at the End of Days. In the second half of the show, I wonder how any leader of Israel, and in this particular case a leader of a major political party, can say that he sees "no sanctity or distinctiveness" in Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and that this day "does not apply to Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews."
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May the coming days of solemnity and celebration of Israel's 65th year of independence be meaningful and significant. Keep that derech eretz thing going, my friends, and have a great week! Shalom!