I hate the word remembrance, such a passive word. Remembrance what you do to find your keys or to take your medicine. Yom HaShoah, (this Sunday) is called a day for “remembrance” of the Holocaust and its victims. Yet that word “remembrance” does not fit. Yom HaShoah is NOT about remembering ITS ABOUT ACTING.
Yom Hashoah should be called a day of Chanukah, rededication to the memory of the Holocaust. As we think about the unspeakable acts committed against our people in the middle of the 20th century, we should be rededicating ourselves to make sure that the living perpetuators of that evil get caught and brought to trial:
Despite the more than 60 years that have passed since the Holocaust, the number of Nazi war criminals being convicted is on the rise, a report released Thursday by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles shows. Nineteen Nazi war criminals were convicted over the last year, up from 16 a year earlier and five the year before that, according to the center’s seventh annual report. Fourteen of the 19 Nazis found guilty last year were convicted in absentia in Italy.”Despite the somewhat prevalent assumption that it is too late to bring Nazi murderers to justice, the figures clearly prove otherwise, and it is clear that numerous cases of such criminals will continue to come to trial during the coming years,” said Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the group’s chief Nazi-hunter and author of the document. (Jpost)
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Yom HaShoah should be a day of rededicating ourselves to ensure that we NEVER suffer another Holocaust:
From terrorists (H/T Atlas Shrugs)
Hamas Spokesman: Genocide of Jews remains Hamas goal
(Palestinian Media Watch)
Or From Religious Carpetbaggers
“Tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house” to settle the score”
Yom HaShoah is a day of rededicating ourselves to ensure that NO ONE ELSE suffers through a Holocaust either.
Yom HaShoah is also a day of rededicating ourselves to telling the stories of the victims of the Holocaust, not as part of a collective genocide but how they LIVED as individuals because we keep them alive by celebrating their lives.
Yom HaShoah is a day of rededicating ourselves to the knowledge that however dark things look today, tomorrow WILL be better. This Hebrew song, written by Maimonides, was sung by many Jews during the Holocaust, even as they entered the gas chambers.
We still sing his words for hope for the future and for humankind.
in the coming of the Messiah.
And even though he may tarry,
I will await him, each and every day.