Today, the 10th of Tevet, was declared by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate as Yom Hakaddish Haklali, the General Day of Kaddish, for Holocaust victims whose date of death is unknown.
We will remember and never forget as we continue to embrace the Holocaust survivors who live among us.
The accompanying clip shows Holocaust survivors who came to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, under the auspices of Survivors for Netanya’s Future, to mark their bar/bat mitzvahs for the first time in their lives, 76 years late.
The survivors were greeted by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, bar mitzvah guides, and IDF soldiers who accompanied them during the moving moments.
The event began with a festive prayer service at the Western Wall Plaza and continued with fascinating tours in the Western Wall Tunnels and The Chain of Generations Center.
This event, like many others throughout the year, is run by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation in conjunction with the Claims Conference.