Israel celebrated the Victory Day on the Jewish calendar prayer

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in fotoannunci procession of veterans and shares the Immortal regiment in Haifa dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of the great Patriotic war. Archival photoIsrael celebrated the Victory Day on the Jewish calendar prayer© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

Hundreds of Israelis said a March «Immortal regiment», prayers and laying of wreaths the Day of salvation and liberation is a newly established celebration of the victory over Nazi Germany on the Jewish religious calendar, told RIA Novosti the participants.

A solemn date 26 selected day of the month of Iyar, which accounted for 9 may 1945.

About 350 people held portraits of relatives who fought in the great Patriotic war, the flags of Israel and the red banner of Victory to the Jerusalem memorial to the Jews of the red army. It is located on the main military cemetery of the country, on mount Herzl. The participants paid tribute to the fallen with a minute of silence, wreaths were laid, the rabbis read the prayer «Kaddish».

«Today people come here from all over Israel — grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who fought against Nazism. The day of salvation and liberation — a celebration of prayer and gratitude,» said one of the organizers Natalia Goldstein.

On the eve of the prayer read at the Jerusalem wailing Wall — the greatest Jewish Shrine in the world. To conduct a divine service on the day before the organizers decided because US President Donald trump, who will come to the wall on Monday.

A new holiday conceived as a religious continuation of the Victory Day, the last half dozen years has been widely celebrated in Israel according to the Gregorian calendar on 9 may. The author, President of the International Fund of mountain Jews, German Zakharyev, expects to give a Day of deliverance and liberation the same scope and to consolidate its status in law.

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