Thursday, May 2, 2019

Israeli Researchers Find Innovative Way to Hide Signs of Aging and the beauty of Safed and Yom HaShoah /  events going on today with tape of live broadcast from Yad Vashem last nightיום השואה

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As I wrote in my article on Tuesday, bemoaning the fact that soon is my 50th Hebrew birthday, I have included the latest on Israeli Researchers Find Innovative Way to Hide Signs of Aging.

also a little piece about the aging of one of the considered most handsome male stars Robert Redford.

Although he is not Jewish, his contemporary Paul Neuman was.

Also included is a You tube of our trip to Safed on our Anniversary. The weather, the flowers and meeting two of my good friends on the trip made it extra ordinary.

In addition in Israel, today is Yom HaShoah / יום השואה

Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. It was inaugurated on 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.

Yom HaShoah begins at sundown on Wed, 01 May 2019.

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Events on Holocaust Day

Holocaust Day (Yom Hashoah) 2019 – Events in Jerusalem & 'Zikaron B'Salon' listing

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 will be today, Thursday.

There are events and ceremonies on throughout Jerusalem and the rest of the country.

Full listing from the Jerusalem municipality. CLICK on here.

Full listing from 'Reshut HaRabim' of events for both Ivrit and English speakers:

CLICK ON HERE to go to their Facebook page for the live links for these events:

Live Broadcast of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 opening ceremony at Yad Vashem

The central state ceremony marks the start of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel and will held at Yad Vashem on Wednesday night, May 1st. The ceremony is held in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, together with the general public


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When you consistently act a certain way to form a new habit, it will become your new nature even though previously your nature was the opposite.

Think of a specific habit that you can apply this to. Start that new positive habit today. Feel joy for the initiative you are taking.


The Internet and social media has become a cesspool filled with antisemitic websites, posts and comments that reinforce, encourage and publicize Jew-hatred.BY SHMULEY BOTEACH 

Read the whole article---to long to publish here-about the anti-Semitic New York Times:


Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need. Will Rogers

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "The Great American Novel"

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century. Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is legalized lying. H. G. Wells

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need. Will Rogers
Stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. Stuart Chase
Economist, social theorist, and writer. 

In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising. Pauline Kael
Film critic 

Safed 040919

On our first anniversary, the lovers drive to Safed, to appreciate the spiritual beauty on 040919

Israeli Researchers Find Innovative Way to Hide Signs of Aging

A research team at Israel's Bar-Ilan University has developed a breakthrough way to fight wrinkles and other signs of aging without the use of injections. The team of researchers created a cream that contains small molecules of hyaluronic acid (HA) polymers, which help fight the signs of aging.

The research project was sponsored by the Israeli cosmeceutical company Hava Zingboim Ltd. Two professors from the university's Chemistry and Physics Departments and Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Rachel Lubart and Aharon Gedanken, led the research team.

For the past 20 years, HA has been used in injection-based anti-aging treatments around the world. When the HA polymers are injected into the skin, they absorb liquids and neutralize toxins, so the wrinkles become blurred and the skin looks young and fresh.

Even through the human body naturally produces HA molecules, as a person ages, the amount of them his or her body produces diminishes. This is what makes a person look older. The HA molecules are rather large and thus injections have always been needed in order to get them to penetrate the skin.

However, the Israeli team was able to develop a simple and fast way to shrink the HA polymers, a process that was before believed to be costly and time-consuming. The Israeli breakthrough cream is expected to replace the use of facial injections in the anti-aging industry.

"All over the world, [people] are trying to micronize hyaluronic acid in order to use it as a cream so that there is an alternative to injections," Lubart stated. "But at the moment, I'm not aware of anyone who has succeeded and we are the first to be able to say that we succeeded."

Robert Redford | Transformation From 4 To 82 Years Old

Birthday: August 18, 1936 Nationality: American Famous: Left Handed Actors Sun Sign: Leo Age: 82 Years, 82 Year Old Males Also Known As: Robert Redford Born in: Santa Monica Famous As: Actor Height: 1.79 M Family: Spouse/Ex-: Sibylle Szaggars (M. 2009), Lola Van Wagenen (M. 1958–1985) Father: Charles Robert Redford Mother: Martha Hart Siblings: William Redford Children: Amy Redford, James Redford, Scott Anthony Redford, Shauna Redford City, States, Provinces & Districts: California Founder/Co-Founder: Sundance Film Festival Net Worth: $170 Million As Of Jun 10, 2017 ---------------------- Robert Redford was once described as one of the 'most attractive' men in Hollywood and continues to captivate women with his riveting charm and on-screen charisma. He was once a television-cum-stage actor, but achieved humongous success as an actor in Hollywood with films like 'The Way We Were', 'The Milagro Beanfield War' and 'Quiz Show'. He received a number of honors throughout his lifetime and even though he is a business plutocrat and environmentalist today, he continues to have women toadying over him, owing to his great panache. The recipient of the honorable 'Legion d'Honneur', Redford is the perfect embodiment of 'old-meets-new' and continues to enthrall audiences with his captivating presence. Not only was he an actor, he also branched out in a number of other fields related to cinema, particularly film direction and production. During his prime, he starred in a number of classics including 'The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'The Horse Whisperer' and 'The Conspirator'. Following these successes, he became a bankable star and the kind of roles he played cemented his position in Hollywood forever. To know all about the childhood, profile career and timeline of this personality, scroll further and keep reading. --------------------- Childhood & Early Life Robert Redford was born Charles Robert Redford, Jr., to Martha W. and Charles Robert Redford Sr. in Santa Monica, California. He is of Scottish-Irish ancestry and during his childhood, his family moved to Van Nuys, California, where he studied at Van Nuys High School. He was never brilliant academically and was interested in arts and sports. After high school, he enrolled in the University of Colorado and was a member of the Kappa Sigma guild. He traveled around Europe and later studied painting at Pratt Institute and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Brooklyn and New York City respectively. ----------------- Career His acting career took off in the 50s and he starred in a number of shows including 'Perry Mason', 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'Route 66', 'Playhouse 90', 'The Twilight Zone' and many more. In 1960, he starred as a mentally unsteady man in 'Breakdown', one of the episodes of 'Rescue 8', a high-adrenaline series. He made his film debut with 'War Hunt' in 1962, but he didn't gain the recognition he expected. He went back to acting for television shows and was last seen on television in an ABC medical drama series, 'Breaking Point' on the 7th of October, 1963. He soon decided to broaden his horizons and tried his hand at theatre. He was given small roles in 'Tall Story', 'Sunday in New York' and 'Barefoot in the Park'. His all-American good looks, coupled with extraordinary talent, landed him his first major role in the film adaption of 'Barefoot in the Park', along with renowned actress, Jane Fonda. In 1969, he was cast in the western classic, 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', which catapulted him to fame and earned him immense recognition. Not pigeonholed in the 'pretty-boy' image, he sought more challenging projects and oozed immense sex appeal on-screen in 'Downhill Racer' and 'Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here', both of which were released in 1969. He soon became extremely involved in environmental activism and even received death threats for his 'environment-friendly' developments in the United States. Undeterred by such trivialities, he persisted with his efforts. At the same time his career thrived with movies like 'The Way We Were' and 'The Sting' both which released in 1973. He experimented with more challenging roles and scored another hit at the box-office with his performance in the political drama, 'All the President's Men', in 1976. --------------------- READ MORE: #RobertRedford

Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day

is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day. The first official commemorations took place in 1951, and the observance of the day was anchored in a law passed by the Knesset in 1959. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to the Jewish Sabbath, in which case the date is shifted by a day.[2]


Origins and history[edit]

The first Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel took place on December 28, 1949, following a decision of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel that an annual memorial should take place on the Tenth of Tevet, a traditional day of mourning and fasting in the Hebrew calendar. The day was marked by the burial in a Jerusalem cemetery of ashes and bones of thousands of Jews brought from the Flossenbürg concentration camp and religious ceremonies held in honor of the victims. A radio program on the Holocaust was broadcast that evening. The following year, in December 1950, the Rabbinate, organizations of former European Jewish communities and the Israel Defense Forces held memorial ceremonies around the country; they mostly involved funerals, in which objects such as desecrated Torah scrolls and the bones and ashes of the dead brought from Europe were interred. [3]

In 1951, the Knesset began deliberations to choose a date for Holocaust Remembrance Day. On April 12, 1951, after also considering as possibilities the Tenth of Tevet, the 14th of Nisan, which is the day before Passover and the day on which the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19, 1943) had begun, and September 1, the date on which the Second World War had begun, the Knesset passed a resolution establishing the 27th of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, a week after Passover, and eight days before Israel Independence Day as the annual Holocaust and Ghetto Uprising Remembrance Day.[3][4][5]

On May 3, 1951, the first officially organized Holocaust Remembrance Day event was held at the Chamber of the Holocaust on Mount Zion; the Israel Postal Service issued a special commemorative envelope, and a bronze statue of Mordechai Anielewicz, the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, was unveiled at Yad Mordechai, a kibbutz named for him. From the following year, the lighting of six beacons in memory of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis became a standard feature of the official commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.[3]

On April 8, 1959, the Knesset officially established the day when it passed the Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day Law with the purpose of instituting an annual "commemoration of the disaster which the Nazis and their collaborators brought upon the Jewish people and the acts of heroism and revolt performed." The law was signed by the Prime Minister of IsraelDavid Ben-Gurion, and the President of IsraelYitzhak Ben-Zvi. It established that the day would be observed by a two-minute silence when all work would come to a halt throughout the country, memorial gatherings and commemorative events in public and educational institutions would be held, flags would be flown at half mast, and programs relevant to the day would be presented on the radio and in places of entertainment. An amendment to the law in 1961 mandated that cafes, restaurants and clubs be closed on the day.[3][6]


Yom HaShoah opens in Israel at sundown[7] in a state ceremony held in Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Authority, in Jerusalem. During the ceremony the national flag is lowered to half mast, the President and the Prime Minister both deliver speeches, Holocaust survivors light six torches symbolizing the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and the Chief Rabbis recite prayers.[8]

On Yom HaShoah, ceremonies and services are held at schools, military bases and by other public and community organizations.[9]

On the eve of Yom HaShoah and the day itself, places of public entertainment are closed by law. Israeli television airs Holocaust documentaries and Holocaust-related talk shows, and low-key songs are played on the radio. Flags on public buildings are flown at half mast. At 10:00, an air raid siren sounds throughout the country and Israelis are expected to observe two minutes[10] of solemn reflection. Almost everyone stops what they are doing, including motorists who stop their cars in the middle of the road, standing beside their vehicles in silence as the siren is sounded.[11]

Observance of the day is moved back to the Thursday before, if 27 Nisan falls on a Friday (as in 2021), or forward a day, if 27 Nisan falls on a Sunday (as in 2024), to avoid adjacency with the Jewish Sabbath. The fixed Jewish calendar ensures 27 Nisan does not fall on Saturday.[2]

  • Flags at half mast at sundown on Yom HaShoah

  • Sirens blare at 10:00 as motorists exit their cars and stand in silence in front of the Prime Minister's House in Jerusalem and throughout Israel on Yom HaShoah

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    Video: Two minutes in silence in Tel Aviv

Abroad[edit]The March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau is held annually on Yom HaShoah

Jewish communities and individuals throughout the world commemorate Yom HaShoah in synagogues as well as in the broader Jewish community. Many hold their commemorative ceremonies on the closest Sunday to Yom HaShoah as a more practical day for people to attend, while some mark the day on April 19, the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Jewish schools also hold Holocaust-related educational programs on or near Yom HaShoah.[12][13]

Commemorations typically include memorial services and communal vigils and educational programs. These programs often include talks by Holocaust survivors (although this is becoming less common as time passes and there are fewer survivors who remain alive), candle-lighting ceremonies, the recitation of memorial prayers, the Mourner's Kaddish and appropriate songs and readings. Some communities read the names of Holocaust victims or show Holocaust-themed films.[13]

Since 1988 in Poland, a memorial service has been held after a 3-kilometer walk by thousands of participants from Auschwitz to Birkenau in what has become known as "The March of the Living".[14][15]

Religious observances and liturgy[edit]

In the last few decades all the prayerbooks of Conservative[16] and Reform Judaism[17] have developed similar liturgies to be used on Yom HaShoah. The siddurim of these groups add passages that are meant to be added to standard weekday service, as well as stand-alone sections. These liturgies generally include:

  • Lighting of a candle (often each member of the congregation lights one)
  • Modern poems, including "I believe in the sun even when it is not shining..."
  • El Malei Rahamim (God, full of mercy, dwelling on high)
  • Mourner's Kaddish.

In response to the lack of liturgy dedicated to Yom HaShoah, Daniel Gross composed, in 2009, I Believe: A Shoah Requiem, a complete musical liturgy dedicated to the observance of Yom HaShoah. An a cappella oratorio scored for cantor, soprano solo, adult chorus and children's chorus, I Believe features several traditional prayer texts such as the Mourner's Kaddish (Kaddish Yatom) and the El Malei memorial prayer, and also includes the poetry of Paul Celan and Primo Levi. On April 7, 2013, I Believe had its world premiere[18] presentation at Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Haredi Judaism[edit]

Haredim, including Hasidim, remember the victims of the Holocaust on traditional days of mourning which were already in place before the Holocaust, such as Tisha B'Av in the summer, and the Tenth of Tevet in the winter, because in the Jewish tradition the month of Nisan is considered a joyous month associated with Passover and messianic redemption. Some ultra-Orthodox rabbis recommend adding piyyutim (religious poems) written by contemporary rabbis to the liturgy of Tisha B'Av; some adherents follow this advice.[19][20]

Conservative Judaism[edit]A lit Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle

In 1981, members of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs FJMC, a branch of the mainstream Conservative/Masorti movement, created a special memorial project specifically for Yom HaShoah. A dedicated yahrzeit candle was conceived, with yellow wax and a barbed-wire Star of David logo reminiscent of the armbands Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust. This object has come to be known as the Yellow Candle (TM). Approximately 200,000 candles are distributed around the world each year, along with relevant prayers and meditations.[citation needed]

In 1984, Conservative Rabbi David Golinkin wrote an article in Conservative Judaism journal suggesting a program of observance for the holiday, including fasting. In his article he noted that while private fasts are indeed prohibited during the month of Nisan (a major Orthodox objection to the placement of the day), communal fasts for tragedies befalling Jewish communities had indeed been declared throughout the pre-Modern period.[citation needed]

Another prominent Conservative Jewish figure shared the Orthodox sentiment about not adopting Yom HaShoah. Ismar Schorsch, former Chancellor of Conservative Judaism's Jewish Theological Seminary of America held that Holocaust commemoration should take place on Tisha b'Av.[21]

The Masorti (Conservative) movement in Israel has created Megillat HaShoah, a scroll and liturgical reading for Yom HaShoah. This publication was a joint project of Jewish leaders in Israel, the United States and Canada.[citation needed]

In 2011, the FJMC introduced a related Yellow Candle concept for use on Kristallnacht (The Night of Shattered Glass), November 9–10, commemorating the first organised Nazi pogrom of Jews in 1938, and other important Shoah commemoration dates. Called the Ner Katan, FJMC's new version consists of six Yellow Candles provided for communal observances and ceremonies.[citation needed]

More recently Conservative rabbis and lay leaders in the US, Israel and Canada collaborated to write Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll). It contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors. A responsum was written by Rabbi David Golinkin expressing the view that not only is it legitimate for the modern Jewish community to write a new scroll of mourning, it was also incumbent to do so.[22]

Reform Judaism[edit]

Reform Jewish congregations have tended to commemorate the memory of the Holocaust either on International Holocaust Remembrance Day or on Yom HaShoah. These commemorations of the Holocaust have used a ceremony that is loosely modeled after a Passover Seder. The focus of the seder has changed with time. The earlier Holocaust seders commemorated the losses of the Holocaust through a reenactment events from the Holocaust[23] and through the lighting of six yahrzeit candles to reflect the approximately 6 million Jews murdered.[24] More modern Haggadot for Yom HaShoah, such as Gathering from the Whirlwind,[25][26] have concentrated on renewal,[27]remembrance, and the continuity of Jewish life.

In 1988 the American Reform movement published Six Days of Destruction (Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Albert Friedlander). Narratives from Holocaust survivors are juxtaposed with the six days of creation found in Genesis.[28]

Gregorian dates[edit]

  • Sunset, 1 May 2019 – nightfall, 2 May 2019[1]

Upcoming dates of observance:

  • Sunset, 20 April 2020 – nightfall, 21 April 2020
  • Sunset, 7 April 2021 – nightfall, 8 April 2021
  • Sunset, 27 April 2022 – nightfall, 28 April 2022
  • Sunset, 17 April 2023 – nightfall, 18 April 2023

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up to:a b "Dates for Yom HaShoah". by Danny Sadinoff and Michael J. Radwin (CC-BY-3.0). Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. Jump up to:a b "Remembrance Day Calendar"United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  3. Jump up to:a b c d Gilad, Elon (April 27, 2014). "The History of Holocaust Remembrance Day"Ha'Aretz. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Naor, Mordechai (1998). "1951". The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel. Translated by Krausz, Judith (English ed.). Cologne, Germany: Konenmann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. pp. 299–300. ISBN 9783895085956.
  5. ^ "Marking Yom HaShoah: Calendars And Memory, God And History"The New York Jewish Week. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  6. ^ "Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day Law" [English translation] (PDF). Sefer Ha-Hukkim (in Hebrew). Jerusalem, Israel: The Knesset (280): 112. April 17, 1959. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  7. ^ In the Jewish calendar the day begins in the evening and ends in the following evening.
  8. ^ "Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, April 18–19, 2012". Yad Vashem. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  9. ^ Schechter, Jack (2014). Journey of a Rabbi: Vision and Strategies for the Revitalization of Jewish Life. UPA. p. 464. ISBN 9780761863991.
  10. ^ "Siren brings Israel to a halt as country marks Holocaust Remembrance Day"The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  11. ^ Harman, Danna (April 28, 2014). "WATCH: Israelis Pause in Silence as Siren Sounds for Holocaust Remembrance Day"Haaretz. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial Day"My Jewish Learning. 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  13. Jump up to:a b "Jewish Holidays: Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day"Jewish Virtual Library. 2018.
  14. ^ "Thousands walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau in March of the Living". Jerusalem Post. May 5, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "About the March"March of the Living. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  16. ^ Harlow, Jules. [sidur Śim Shalom Le-Ḥol] =: Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays. New York: Rabbinical Assembly, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, 2002. Print.
  17. ^ Frishman, Elyse D. [mishkan Tefilah] =: Mishkan T'filah : a Reform Siddur : Weekdays, Shabbat, Festivals, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. , 2006. Print.
  18. ^ Gary Graff. Interfaith Shoah Requiem at Orchestra Hall
  19. ^ "Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial Day"My Jewish Learning. Retrieved April 23,2017.
  20. ^ Feinstein, Moshe (1996). Igros Moshe, Volume 8, Yoreh Deah, Siman 57. New York. p. 289.
  21. ^ "Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Ha-Shoah)". Jewish Virtual Library. 2011. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  22. ^ "Megillat HaShoah: The Holocaust Scroll". Archived from the original on July 19, 2011.
  23. ^ "A seder for Yom Hashoah" Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  24. ^ "Seder Yom Hashoah – Welcome" Retrieved April 20,2017.
  25. ^ "Gathering from The Whirlwind".
  26. ^ "Changing face of Holocaust education | TJP" Retrieved April 20,2017.
  27. ^ Reporter, Janice Arnold, Staff (April 10, 2012). "Third seder created to commemorate Holocaust – The Canadian Jewish News"The Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  28. ^ "Six Days of Destruction"Science Direct. Retrieved April 23, 2017.

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