Friday, April 13, 2007

Saturday night is Yom Ha'Shoah

Saturday night is Yom Ha'Shoah, the annual day of remembrance of the Holocaust. Rabbi Stuart Altshuler of Congregation Eilat of Mission Viejo, CA wrote the following in his weekly message to the congregation:

This year saw the Denial of the Holocaust convocation in Tehran, Iran, an attempt on the part of the Iranian government, joined by some pretty vicious supporters all over the world which espouse the basest forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and sponsor worldwide terror against Jews.

In England, education leaders all over the country have declared that they will remove the Holocaust from their public school curriculums in order to mollify Muslim and other "critics" who do not want to learn about the Shoah.

If we remain silent and stand by, if we ignore these horrific attempts to obliterate the memory of 6 million of our Jewish brothers and sisters who were murdered because they were Jews, then there will, for sure, be no one left to remember.

Zichronam Livracha---let’s make their memory our memory, a blessing for the survival of Judaism and the Jewish people forever.

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