Today, on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will be silent and share instead the words of Primo Levi.
Nisan was counted as the first month of the year in the Biblical calendar.
Every spring Jews mark the four “Yoms:” Yom Hashoah, Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzma’oot and Yom Yerushalayim. These days recall four events in recent Jewish history.
Yom HaShoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Its full name is Yom HaZikaron LaShoah v’LaGevurah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.