WATCH: Holocaust Remembrance Day Siren

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in Israel is different. It is hard to miss.

Finally. Long overdue. I made an appointment to get my (not so annual) eye exam. Flipping the pages on my calendar, as the appointment was for months away, I set it for 9:20 am, on Thursday, May 5. Only later did I realize I would be inside with eyes dilated for the 10:00 am siren.

9:58 am: I jumped up and asked the receptionist, “Where is the nearest window?” She must have thought I was having some sort of panic attack. But responded, “oh, for the siren? We hear it in here.”

10:00 am: The siren outside started. A few tenths of seconds later, inside the building had its own. So instead of another video of traffic coming to a halt on the Jerusalem streets, see what happened inside a doctor’s waiting room:

Note, there was a delay of a few tens of seconds between the two sirens.




Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets

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