Day also marks 38th annual completion of Mishna Torah and Sefer Hamitzvot

The New York Philharmonic is set to take up residency at the Usedom Music Festival, once the secretive home of the Third Reich’s rocket and nuclear development program.

A regional Kinus is taking place this week in Lisbon - Cascais, Portugal for Shluchim and Shluchos serving smaller Jewish communities in countries across Europe and Africa.

Diplomats representing countries with large Muslim communities and political personalities, such as the Mayor of Lisbon, also participated in the event.

Victory day commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. The signing of the German Instrument of Surrender happened in the evening on 8 May 1945 after midnight, thus on 9 May Moscow Time.