Friday, April 20, 2012

Never again must mean actions to save Jewish lives

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman writes a piece where he argues that we also need to teach our jewish kids to celebrate Judaism, not just mourn the Holocaust. Of course we do, but I come to the opposite conclusion and had hoped his title led him to a very different conclusion-that we aren't teaching enough what never again means. How many people do you know marked Yom Hashoah in any way? How many discuss and then DO SOMETHING about the threats to the Jewish people today. Iran every day gets closer to building nuclear bombs and have stated Israel must disappear and that rabbis take on "Never Again is not enough" is that we need to sing more? Check Hebrew school curriculum and see how much is devoted to historic and current threats to Jews. Very little. Never again must mean do something to stop Iran and save Jewish lives

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