Jews throughout the world have been commemorating the Holocaust annually on the 27th of Nisan since 1953, when the Israeli government inaugurated this day of remembrance and linked to the heroic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of a decade earlier.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day, which comes upon us soon, is a time to reflect on the darkest tragedy of the Jewish people in the modern age (and some would say in all of history).
Over 30 years ago, I read an article which reported a statistical study of Jewish observances.
“Why don’t they want us? Why is there so much hospitality towards us”; asks Edith, a refugee from the Holocaust living in England.
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In recent decades, trips to Poland for 11th graders have become de rigueur in high schools in middle class communities.
What does it mean to remember? It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate it. Elie Wiesel.
Today is the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death
It was forbidden to allow the posthumous destruction of Man, God, and - this even for the most secularist of Jews - that hope without which a Jew cannot live, the hope which is the gift of Judaism to all humanity.