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Yom Hasho'ah?
Is it just me or is my calendar wrong?
All day I've been seeing posts about today being Yom Hasho'ah. Except my calendar (the Jewish Museum Appointment Calendar) says Yom Hasho'ah is tomorrow, May 6th. Or is today May 6th? Maybe I just didn't realize that today's the 6th?

I thought maybe my calendar was wrong, but Torah.org also says that Yom Hasho'ah is May 6, 2005.

Am I losing it?

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lionsaoi From: lionsaoi Date: May 5th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's tomorrow. (or, today at sundown... are you looking at a Jewish calendar?)

Maybe it's moved because of Shabbat? In KC our "celebration" (that seems terribly inappropriate) is on Sunday.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's over already. Apparently the Israeli gov't moves it if it falls erev shabbos or shabbos.

Knesset Proceedings XXXI, March 27, 1961: Law Regarding Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. - P. Rosen:

1. The 27th of the month of Nissan will be commemorated every year as "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day", during which we will identify with the memory of the Holocaust perpetrated on the Jewish people by the Nazis, and during which we will remember the acts of heroism of those days. If the 27th of Nissan should fall on a Friday, Remembrance day that year shall be observed on the 26th of Nissan.

http://www.wujs.org.il/activist/programmes/sources/calendar/yom_hashoah.shtml
cellio From: cellio Date: May 5th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Israel observed it today. My calendar software (Kaluach) also says it's today (26 Nisan), but for both last year and next year it gives 27 Nisan. ???

(I'm wondering if there is a policy of not having Yom HaShoah immediately preceed Shabbat, but I'm too lazy to crawl through the calendar and see if that pattern occurs.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
someone in WJ found it for me:

Knesset Proceedings XXXI, March 27, 1961: Law Regarding Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. - P. Rosen:

1. The 27th of the month of Nissan will be commemorated every year as "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day", during which we will identify with the memory of the Holocaust perpetrated on the Jewish people by the Nazis, and during which we will remember the acts of heroism of those days. If the 27th of Nissan should fall on a Friday, Remembrance day that year shall be observed on the 26th of Nissan.

http://www.wujs.org.il/activist/programmes/sources/calendar/yom_hashoah.shtml
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: May 5th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assure you today is may 5th.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
whew!
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