It is important because the Jewish nation owes its existence to the victory over fascism during The Great Patriotic War. For, had the Red Army and its allies not have defeated Nazi Germany, it is very likely that the Germans would have brought to the end their monstrous plan about the "final solution of the Jewish question", that is complete physical annihilation of Jews throughout the world. During World War II the Nazis destroyed six million Jews, which is almost half of the entire Jewish population.
The purpose of The Day is to have the "Day of Salvation and Liberation" remain forever and for centuries to come standing equally with Jewish holidays like Pesach and Purim, that symbolize the victory over our enemies and deliverance from mortal danger. We want our grandchildren and their grandchildren to celebrate this day and remember those who gave their lives to save Jews from the hands of the ruthless executioners. Let the Jews all over the world say their "No!" to the attempts of rehabilitation of the fascists and their accomplices as well as to any attempt to rewrite history. We want to show certain European nations an example of gratitude and good memory.
It is held in Russia, Israel, Azerbaijan, Germany, the USA, all European countries, as well as all countries where the Jewish communities exist. Jewish and Gregorian calendar differ so that every year the 26 of Iyar is set to fall on a different date. This year it falls on May 15th.
Jewish and Gregorian calendar differ so that every year the 26 of Iyar is set to fall on a different date. This year it falls on May 15th.
Iyar 26 is an international holiday so it is celebrated throughout the world by all Jews.
To honor the memory of Red Army soldiers, who made it possible to prevent the destruction of Jews during the World War II.
Major world rabbis supported the idea of adding The Day to the Jewish religious calendar.
German Zakharyaev, the President of the International Mountain Jew Charity Fund “STMEGI", Vice-President of the World Congress of Mountain Jews.
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