Tag: yom hashoah

  • Remembering the Holocaust

    Remembering the Holocaust

    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…

  • 10:00


    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.…

  • Are we forgetting our Holocaust survivors?

    Are we forgetting our Holocaust survivors?

    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.

  • Changing the Holocaust narrative

    Changing the Holocaust narrative

    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…

  • Will future generations forget the Holocaust?

    Will future generations forget the Holocaust?

    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…