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  • These I Remember….

    Isaac Pollak

    1 week ago

    I have done many taharot in the last 36 years, but there are a handful that stand out, and come back to me again and again, especially during days of Yizkor (remembrance) and Zayin Adar (7th of the month of Aar, when many Chevrai Kadisha choose to acknowledge their members), when...

  • Obama in Yom HaShoah message cites commitment to combat intolerance

    April 8, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    President Obama in his Yom HaShoah message recalled his recommitment in Israel last month to combating anti-Semitism and intolerance.

    "Today, we honor the memories of the 6 million Jewish victims and millions of others who perished in the darkness of the Shoah," Obama said Monday...

  • The Power of We

    by Cece Feiler

    February 4, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    The world needs to RSVP the power of one—plus one. Even Sir Richard Branson has acknowledged that the success of his Virgin brand comes from working with others--the "We" factor.  Granted, individuals can have great ideas, but they become real with the partnership of others. Which...

  • Obama outlines Holocaust lessons

    April 24, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    One by one, the e-mails from the White House arrived in inboxes across Washington on April 23, each highlighting a unique initiative toward a different corner of the globe: Syria. Iran. Uganda.

    The unifying factor was the president’s appearance that day at the U.S. Holocaust...

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  • Three generations will march, witness, remember

    By  Lee Barnathan

    March 21, 2012 | 2:21 pm

    As the Germans marched toward the tiny French hamlet of Autrans, 10-year-old Eva Perlman (nee Gutmann) watched as an obviously frightened 17-year-old boy fled from a sawmill into the woods. The Germans shot him on sight.
    It was 1942, and the boy wasn’t even Jewish, Perlman says.

    ...
  • Ashtrays and Diet Coke

    November 7, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    You did it even though we told you not to. That you would hurt too many people just to make yourself happy. We would miss you. And causing other people pain wasn't good. That you had to be patient. The medicine would eventually work. But you finally gave up paddling through life and...
  • Letter from Jerusalem

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Silent slideshow shows images of the funeral in Jerusalem


    Condolence visits are part of a rabbi's life, but no one ever taught us how to make nine visits in a 48-hour period.

    We arrived in Israel on the morning of Tuesday, March 11, and left Israel the following night. Our mission,...

  • Holocaust remembrance—Exodus redux

    By Julie G Fax

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sitting by an open screen door, Tante Surcha switches off the television when I walk in. I lean into her recliner to kiss her cheek, and ask how she is feeling after her hip surgery. She gives a shrug and an OK, and eyes the notebook and digital voice recorder I've just pulled from...
  • Mom’s last day

    By Rabbi Mike Comins

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A test of emunah (trust, faith), according to prominent voices in our tradition (Mishna Berachot 9:2), is the ability to bless the bad, as well as the good. Upon hearing of the death of a loved one, can one say, baruch dayan emet (blessed be the truthful judge.) And might one add,...
  • Beyond Remembrance

    By David Suissa

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If you want to get in trouble in the Jewish world, critique anything that has to do with Holocaust remembrance. It's a pretty untouchable subject, and for good reason. The Holocaust is a horror that melts the human heart, especially the Jewish heart. I'm not immune.

    For three years...
  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut 2007: What Israel means to me

    By Judea Pearl

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    From a chapter in the book, "What Israel Means to Me: By 80 Prominent Writers, Performers, Scholars, Politicians, and Journalists," edited by Alan Dershowitz (John Wiley & Sons, 2006).

    I was born in Tel Aviv, in 1936, and, quite naturally, my feelings toward Israel are suffused with...

  • Farewell, my beloved Mom

    By Lewis Groner

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    My mother's body laid lifeless in front of me, wrapped thickly in a sheet and resting on a table in plain view. Her head and her feet were nearly indistinguishable.

    I approached the rabbi to perform the traditional keriah, the ritual tearing of a mourner's garment. He cut a small...
  • Schwarzenegger at Shoah ceremony:  ‘Today we must speak out’

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Excerpts from a speech by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at Yom Hashoah Ve'Hagvurah Community Wide Holocaust Remembrance Day at Pan Pacific Park:

    Well, thank you very much, Jona, for the wonderful introduction; I really appreciate that. And thank you very much, all of you, for...

  • Shoah seder—too young to know

    By Julie G Fax

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We are walking home from shul, my son and I, my arm on his shoulders, his arm hooked awkwardly up to my neck. We take this short walk often on Shabbat, but tonight is Sunday, he's in sweats and sneakers, and we're discussing the Holocaust.

    We've just come from a Yom HaShoah...
  • Stark locations make perfect sets for ‘Anne Frank’ opera production

    By David Mermelstein

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Few subjects resonate like the story of Anne Frank and her diary. The tale is familiar to many, yet even those who know little about the young writer's life equate her name with courage in the face of grim reality. Beyond the much-translated diary, published in various incarnations...
  • Call to ‘write and record’ brings new books on Shoah

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    "Write and record," historian Simon Dubnow urged his fellow Jews, as he was taken to his death in Riga. Over the decades since Dubnow's murder in 1941, many have taken his words to heart, and scholars, survivors, novelists, poets, members of the second and third generations continue...
  • Pledge to survivors—we will carry the torch

    By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Growing up, we whose parents had emerged out of the Shoah believed that they were indestructible. After all, they overcame the German efforts to murder them, survived ghettos and death camps, and rebuilt their lives after the war. They also had a special appreciation and zest for...
  • Dr. King in Hollywood

    By Rob Eshman

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Like many synagogue guest speakers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his address to the members of Temple Israel of Hollywood on Friday, Feb. 26, 1965, with a pitch.

    "Rabbi Nussbaum, officers and members of this great congregation, ladies and gentlemen," he intoned. "I consider you...

  • Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem’s modern-day Herod, dies at 95

    By Dina Kraft

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Teddy Kollek, the longtime Jerusalem mayor who died this week at the age of 95, is being remembered as the most prolific builder of the city since King Herod. The man who in 28 years transformed the Israeli capital from a dusty backwater to an international city of parks, theaters...
  • Rites Mark Shoah, Camp Liberators

    By David Finnigan

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Rain and clouds greeted Southern California's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, while sunshine welcomed a gathering of World War II veterans and the Shoah survivors whom they liberated from concentration camps.

    "Our remembrance ensures that the truth never will be forgotten; this...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Art From the Heart

    Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, fell this year on Thursday, May 5. Did your school honor the day? Quartz Hill High School, in the Antelope Valley, honors the Holocaust every year by putting on a competition for the best creative work.

    Train of Thought

    ...
  • Ceremonies to Mark Auschwitz Liberation

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Each year, the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet forces is marked on Jan. 27, but this year, the 60th anniversary has given Poland, site of the most infamous Nazi death camps, a special opportunity for remembrance and reflection.

    The anniversary ceremonies, which will be...

  • Rolls of Veterans Groups Dwindling

    By David Finnigan

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Seymour Goldman spent World War II with an Army cleanup crew handling mustard gas drums in India.

    "It was a terrible job," said the 83-year-old, a retired TV repairman who lives in Culver City. "When I got out, I just didn't want anything more to do with it."

    For Goldman and...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    One Minute in Time



    In Parshat Naso, all the tribes bring offerings to the finished tabernacle: animals, food and incense. On Memorial Day, we make an offering to all the soldiers who died in all of our wars. We bring flowers to their graves, raise the American flag and honor...

  • Then There Was One

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I have all these weird mixed feelings about my new play," Neil Goldman said.

    As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, he wrote "A Candle for the Last," about the last living survivor, to do his part for Holocaust remembrance.

    "But at the same time, there's the 'by Neil Goldman'...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Every year on the fifth of the Hebrew month Iyar (that day falls this year on May 7), Israel celebrates Israeli Independence Day to commemorate the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Parties and parades are held all over Israel and the United States. Yom HaAtzmaut comes after...
  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Days of Sorrow and Joy

    Every year on the fifth of the Hebrew month Iyar (that day falls this year on May 7), Israel celebrates Israeli Independence Day to commemorate the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Parties and parades are held all over Israel and the United States....

  • New Releases Keep Shoah an Open Book

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The secret of redemption is remembrance," as a sign announces in Israel's Yad Vashem, an institution dedicated to remembering the Holocaust. Books, too, are in service of memory, inspiring readers to think again and anew -- and to fight forgetfulness. As Yom HaShoah approaches, the...

  • All Who Are in Need

    By Mark I. Rosen

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Passover is a holiday of remembrance, a time to recall and retell the story of the deliverance of the Jewish people from generations of Egyptian bondage. But there is also a different kind of remembering that takes place each Passover, in which memory is personal, not scripted....

  • A Nation Says ‘Kaddish’

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Flags flew at half-staff. People on the street made a stronger-than-usual effort to meet each others' eyes, acknowledging the sadness of the day. Parents lingered on schoolyards well after drop-off, watching their children, perhaps thinking of the hundreds of other parents who were...

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