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Yizkor remarks - Shavuot and Memorial Day 5775/2015

It is something that happens off and on over the years, this coincidence of Memorial Day and the second day of Shavuot, when we are asked to recited the Yizkor service. 665 more words

A Day For Naming

This weekend was Shavuot – the date where (allegedly) God gave Moses the 10 Commandments. It is one of the four holidays in the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor (a service of remembrance for loved ones who have died). 168 more words

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Shavuot, Memorial Day and my personal link to V-E Day

This year, America’s observance of Memorial Day coincides with the second day of the Jewish festival of Shavuot when we say Yizkor, the memorial prayers in memory of our departed loved ones. 1,393 more words

Shabbat Akharei Mot-Kedoshim: The Goal of Torah Study

This week’s parashah is once again a double: Akharei Mot, “after death” and Kedoshim, “set apart”, which is what “holy” means in Jewish religious culture.  649 more words

For the fallen who fought for the right to live in peace

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Never forget

“You who live safe
In your warm houses,
You who find warm food
And friendly faces when you return home.
Consider if this is a man… 105 more words

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Survived - on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

To my dear friends Howard and Margot, Dow and Fredzia and so many others:

I think about you often, but my heart is with you especially today – on… 316 more words

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