09.05.2011 05.Ijar, 5771 Gedenktag; Tag 20 des Omer; Ta'anit BH"B
Gedenkfeier: ( mit Video )
Watch as preparations get underway at Mount Herzl to celebrate the formation of the state while mourning the heavy price of freedom.
Named after the visionary founder of modern Zionism, Mount Herzl in Jerusalem is Israel’s national cemetery, housing the remains of Herzl himself as well as many of the Jewish state’s leaders over the years, including prime ministers Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin. However, Mount Herzl is not only a monument to Israel’s leaders – it is also the burial site for many of the soldiers and police killed in the line of duty defending the country. It is a place that at once celebrates the miracle of the formation of the State of Israel and, with row upon row of gleaming headstones, stands for the heavy price Israelis have paid to attain, and maintain, a tentative hold on this land through more than six decades of war and strife….