Russia will become one of the centers of celebrations dedicated to the Day of Salvation and deliverance – a new international holiday that is celebrated on the Jewish calendar in honor of the Victory over fascism. It is installed on the 26 th day of the Jewish month of Iyar in the year 2017 falls on may 22.
On this day in many Russian cities held memorial and religious events. In Moscow, representatives of Jewish community will lay wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander garden. And in the Moscow choral synagogue on the eve of the holiday, the evening of may 21, hundreds of parishioners will gather in the main prayer in praise of soldiers who defeated Nazism.
Events in the Russian capital, from Israel came the famous interpreter of the Torah Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer stern, the head of the rabbinical court and one of the leading spiritual leaders of Judaism, the author of books on Halacha (traditional Jewish law).
In Russia the Day of Salvation and deliverance made to the registry of Jewish holidays and commemorative days: in 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin Jewish communities sends a congratulatory message to this date.
A ceremony dedicated to the 26th of Iyar, will be held in Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and also in European cities – Paris, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Vienna and Amsterdam.
In Israel the main prayer in the Day of Salvation and deliverance will be performed at the wailing Wall. May 22 at mount Herzl in Jerusalem will be dedicated to this holiday campaign “Immortal regiment”. With portraits of the heroes of the red army will be the residents of the Jewish state, including rabbis.
The idea to celebrate the May 9 Victory Day according to the Jewish chronology appeared in 2013, and to commemorate it began with 2015 – year of the 70th anniversary of the Victory. Date of holiday was chosen 26 Iyar: in 1945, this day coincided with may 9, when was signed the capitulation of the Third Reich.
The initiative to establish this holiday appeared in Russia: the idea became Vice-President of the Russian Jewish Congress, President of the Fund of mountain Jews STMEGI Herman Zahariev. He received the support of both chief rabbis of Israel, the Israeli officials and international Jewish organizations. Presentation of the new dates passed in the Knesset and in the headquarters of UN in new York.
The Declaration of significance 26 Iyar took the Conference of European rabbis, the largest Jewish religious organization in Europe. There was also made the order of prayers, which are usually read in a Day of Salvation and deliverance: it is a memorial prayer for the souls of the dead and prayers of gratitude for salvation.
This year the Israeli Knesset is preparing to adopt a law that will fix you made in the religious calendar the feast at the state level.