Tag Archives: Shoah

81 years since Kristallnacht

It was the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht yesterday, the massive pogrom against the Jews organized by the Nazi regime in Germany in 1938, signalling the beginning of the Shoah, the planned genocide of the Jews. There had in fact been … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5779 – 2019

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem with torches lit in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Shoah. The ceremony began with the lowering of the national flag to half-mast. … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

It is International Holocaust Memorial Day today, and although it is not marked in Israel since we have our own Yom Hashoah after Pesach, this is a fitting time to both talk about the Shoah, to remember the different kinds … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I haven’t posted a proper Good News Friday post for a couple of weeks, so it’s time for a catch-up. First we have another amazing archaeological discovery which, while dug up already in the 1930s, was only discovered inside the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After an anniversary like today’s we need a Good News Friday post to put us into the mood for Shabbat. On the subject of Kristallnacht, it is good news indeed that a rare 150-year old Torah scroll was discovered inside … Continue reading

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Poland rewrites its history of the Shoah

The new Polish legislation to criminalize anyone who claims that Poland played a part in the Shoah has outraged all Jews from across the world, as well as angering genuine historians.  The fear is that Poland is attempting to whitewash … Continue reading

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