Today is Israel’s Memorial Day. In the U.S., for Memorial Day, we have a sale. In Israel, they truly remember the fallen. You would be hard pressed in Israel to find a family who hasn’t lost a soldier or someone to terror.
Everything stops. Traffic stops, people get out of their cars, stand at attention, and a siren blares for two minutes. People in the shuk stop shopping. Even the vendor in this video stops calling out, “Who wants pitas?” We think it’s a day off, a day for fun, they save the fun for tomorrow, for Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut.