British Military Band Plays ‘Moshiach’ And Jewish Tunes At Memorial For Jewish Servicemen


LONDON (VINnews) — During a memorial service which took place this Sunday for Jewish servicemen who had died fighting for Britain in the World Wars, a military band played a number of Jewish and Israeli tunes, including Mordechai Ben David’s famous Moshiach song.

The ceremony, attended by British Chief Rabbi Efraim Mirvis and by a group of Holocaust survivors, took place at the Cenotaph in central London, the main memorial monument for all British servicemen. The separate ceremony for Jewish soldiers was enacted in 1934 by King George V, who recognized their contribution to the First World War and decreed that they should have a special Sunday ceremony (in deference to the Jewish sabbath and as opposed to the regular ceremony which takes place on Saturday).

Over 1,400 people participated in the 2022 march, the 101st anniversary of the first memorial service, with veterans and families of fallen veterans walking together.

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