Zephaniah 1:15
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15  That day shall be a day of wrath, A day of trouble and distress, A day of calamity and desolation, A day of darkness and deep gloom, A day of densest clouds,

YOM ev-RAH ha-YOM ha-HU YOM tza-RAH um-tzu-KAH YOM sho-AH um-sho-AH YOM KHO-shekh va-a-fay-LAH YOM a-NAN va-a-ra-FEL

טו  יוֹם עֶבְרָה הַיּוֹם הַהוּא יוֹם צָרָה וּמְצוּקָה יוֹם שֹׁאָה וּמְשׁוֹאָה יוֹם חֹשֶׁךְ וַאֲפֵלָה יוֹם עָנָן וַעֲרָפֶל׃

 1:15  A day of calamity and desolation

People stand for the Yom Hashoah siren in Jerusalem

The Hebrew name of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah (יום השואה), comes from this verse. When describing the devastating destruction of Yerushalayim, Tzefanya refers to that day as yom shoah umishoah (יום שואה ומשואה), ‘A day of calamity and desolation’. Yom Hashoah was established by the Knesset in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. It coincides with the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, remembering not only the destruction of European Jewry, but also the heroic revolt which serves as a symbol of defiance against oppression. Yom Hashoah is commemorated in Israel with a siren that is sounded in the morning, bringing everyone, even highway traffic, to a standstill for a minute of silence in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust. Memorial ceremonies are held throughout the country, and entertainment establishments are closed in the evening, to focus on the solemness of the day.

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  • These verses break my heart each time I read them. One would ask how can humanity become so evil as in the days of old, WW l, WW ll, and even present day. The horrors are felt when you visit Germany, you can still feel the evil there on Hitler parade grounds. I could not go any further you can feel the pain, I cannot image how you felt Suejean going to the Holocaust Museum.

  • Anyone visiting Y’srael must visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum.
    On both of my trips to Y’srael, I went there and I learned many things that I was never taught in my history classes. It totally changed my understanding of this horrific event in world history. To think that there are so many foolish people out there that try to say this never happened is an outrage. We can never allow ourselves to forget the evil that has taken ahold of so many in this world and the lengths that they will go to destroy anyone that loves and worships the Elohim, our Creator.
    Baruch Hashem.


Zephaniah 1:15

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