Tonight we commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, this means that at 10 AM, a siren sounds, and everyone stops. For one full minute, the country stops and remembers the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. This video captures the power of that moment - on Rechov Ayalon, the busiest highway in Tel Aviv. Watch how the cars slow to a halt, and drivers step out to silently remember. Try not to get the chills. Never Forget.
Israel Photo of the Day: 1921
On this day in history: March 30, 1921, Winston Churchill made a visit to the British Mandate of Palestine, with key stops at the agricultural colony of Rishon LeZion, and in the new city of Tel Aviv. He praised the Jewish inhabitants for all of the strides they had made in this land, that he had seen first-hand on his visit. This is a photo of Rothschild Boulevard, in Tel Aviv, in 1921. See how sparsely populated that urban center was then! Incredible.
Israel Photo of the Day - Jaffa Port
This picture, for us, encapsulates a Summer in Israel. Some CVK participants are sitting near the port of Yaffo, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the iconic shoreline of Tel Aviv. No matter where you’re spending your Spring Break (at home, at work, indoors, outdoors, cold weather, or warm weather) — look at this picture to find some peace of mind.
Israel Photo of the Day- “Sunset on CVK” (Ayala Lesser, 2010)
“This picture displays one of the many amazing moments on CVK.
We got to experience Israel, many for the first time, in a wonderful way.
Here 3 of my friends sit and watch the breathtaking sunset in Tel Aviv.
This picture is just a taste of the incredible experience!”
Israel Photo of the Day - “A Headstand for the State of Israel,” Paul Goldman (1957)
An oldie but a goodie. What better for our first Israel POTD post than Paul Goldman’s timeless photo? Here he has captured David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, doing a headstand one morning at the Sharon Hotel Beach in Herziliya, Israel. Rumor has it that Ben Gurion was quite a fan of this pose, as he felt the increased blood flow to his head also increased mental capacity. Today this picture is popularized at Tel Aviv’s hip “Bar Gurion,” and of course, in our hearts.