Question: How was the date for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) chosen?

A: The date of 27th of Nisan was established as a law in Israel in 1951, signed by David Ben-Gurion. It was a compromise between two opposing groups in the Knesset after a very intense period of negotiations. The day commemorates the  Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 which began on Pesach. The Orthodox Jews wanted to push the date […]

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