14 " 'The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
15 " 'In those days and at that time
I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David's line;
he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it [a] will be called:
The LORD Our Righteousness.' Jeremiah 33:12-16 (NIV)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, April 12, 2010
Sirens wailed across Israel Monday morning, as Israelis stood in silence in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
Israeli officials, Holocaust survivors and foreign dignitaries are in Jerusalem for solemn ceremonies in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year's theme at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is the "Voices of the Survivors."
All across Israel, flags are flying at half-staff, places of entertainment are closed, and radio and television broadcasts are dedicated to remembering the Holocaust.
More than 200,000 Holocaust survivors currently live in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening ceremonies Sunday evening that free societies should have learned from the Holocaust the danger of remaining quiet in the face of evil.
U.S. President Barack Obama recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day by saying the "hateful stereotypes and prejudice" against Jewish people must not be tolerated.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFPhttp://www1.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/Israel-Observes-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day-90613399.html
Lord, G-d, may all your people stay strong and finally live freely and in peace.
Rev Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"