Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

I’ve really picked the most holiday packed time to visit Israel I could have. Today is Yom Hashoa in Israel, or the Holocaust Remembrance Day. Last night at about 7-8pm most of the businesses shut down. Today at 10am a siren sounded and everyone stopped and stood still for 2 minutes. Even the cars on the street or on a highway stop moving. Most of the Israeli flags are also flying at half mast today.

Between Passover and Yom Hashoa, it seems like the businesses have been closed or not operating at full capacity for most of my time here. I’m still waiting to get notified that my new laptop battery is ready, which is the real reason I’m still in Tel Aviv. I’m thinking of going up to Haifa tomorrow on a day trip to take some photos of the Bahai Terraces and some other sights along the way. Once I’ve done that and got my laptop back in working order, I’ll get my tickets and get ready to leave Israel.

I’ve been productive while I’ve been in Tel Aviv, but I think I’m ready to leave. I have about a one week limit at a place before I start to get antsy and need to move.

4 Replies to “Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day”

  1. i’ve been to the bahia terraces, they are definitely something else. i would recommend more than just a day trip to haifa though, there’s a lot to see.
    good luck with your battery!
    we jews like holidays, even more than catholics i think. that’s what was great about going to public school in the states, you get all the holidays. however, i’m sure my folks weren’t loving me staying home all the time.
    The Travel Expert(a) – Living and Traveling Central America

  2. The Baha’i Gardens are a lovely addition to the otherwise ‘plain’ city of Haifa. Don’t forget to stroll down their German Colony area. Lots of restaurants (some are expensive). We had dinner once at Hasdera restaurant–the best things there are the excavated wine cellar on display under a glass floor and their deserts (cheesecake and chocolate mousse, in particular). Enjoy the rest of your time in Tel Aviv!!

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