My friend visited me recently, and I took some time off to spend with him. One of our day trips was to Jerusalem, primarily to visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. We started off by taking a relatively new train to Jerusalem from the Ben Gurion Airport. This train takes about half an…… Continue reading Tragedy and Inspiration in Jerusalem
Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here in Israel, we commemorate the Holocaust later in the year, on Yom HaShoah. This isn’t an event we only think about once a year. The ripples from this tragedy pervade our society. At the same time, we should have times when we intentionally, and mindfully look back at…… Continue reading Remembering the Holocaust
10:00 Silence. It begins. The wail rises up from the earth beneath my feet to fill the spaces between us. I stand, feel the heaviness in my throat that threatens to drag me down beneath myself. The constant tone. It connects us and it isolates us in our shared sorrow. Then it fades. Silence, again.… Continue reading 10:00
Just as we should never forget the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, we must remember the Holocaust survivors who live among us, often neglected and in need of our support.
I visited the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Yad Vashem, with my mother on her first day in Israel. It was the beginning of a profound journey in my new home.
Shira Abel shared a terrific article titled “20 Photos That Change The Holocaust Narrative” featuring photos which change the Holocaust narrative. Very much worth reading and viewing: Victims. Helpless. Downtrodden. That’s the narrative that’s been spread about Jews for the last 70 years since the Holocaust. We’ve embraced it to our detriment. We can’t seem…… Continue reading Changing the Holocaust narrative
This Thursday is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and is a difficult day for most Jews for obvious reasons. It is another day that is going to have new significance for me because one of the consequences of the Holocaust is all around me now, our new home. What worries me are predictions that future generations will…… Continue reading Will future generations forget the Holocaust?