My father Sam’s Yahrtzeit falls between January 27th, the International Holocaust Memorial Day adopted by The United Nations in 2005, and Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day established in 1951 by the Knesset. For 49 years I thought my father died on the 9th of February,...
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Tag: Holocaust Remembrance
January 25, 2013 | 3:03 pm
April 11, 2012 | 12:38 pm
“Mir zaynen do!” The Yiddish song, composed in the Vilna ghetto during World War II, is defiant. “We are here!” it thunders.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 19, I recall this stirring anthem from the land of my Jewish forebears, and I remember with sorrow that very few...
January 26, 2012 | 10:22 am
It has taken decades for the international community to deal with the Holocaust in a really serious way. Perhaps a new generation first had to emerge with sufficient courage to ask about the causes of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe” and to look into the...
January 25, 2012 | 10:47 am
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April 12, 2010 | 11:03 am
President Obama called on people to honor the memory of Holocaust victims in a statement released in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“We must recommit ourselves to honoring the memories of all the victims and ensuring that they remain a part of our collective memory… We...
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmBig Sunday Is L.A.'s Makeover Weekend
Big Sunday, which has morphed from an annual Sunday event into a full weekend of volunteer opportunities, once again thrived on May 3 and 4. Organizers say that this year the number of volunteers again reached about 50,000, working at about 325...
October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pmWhen the girl was two years old, she became so sick with pneumonia that the doctors told her mother there was nothing more they could do, to just take her home.
Her father, a rabbi, arranged a minyan of 10 men to say special blessings. She lived.
At one point in her young life, she...
April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm
February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Kerry Wins Jewish Support
Exit polls from Tuesday's primaries show that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) won the Jewish vote in Arizona and Delaware. In Arizona, Kerry captured 43 percent of the Jewish vote, followed by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), who garnered 23 percent. Former...