Skip to content

Forgive and Never Forget

by on April 27, 2014

On the wall in France in a site of the deportation of nearly 200,000 (mostly) Jews it is written (translated and recalled from memory): “we can forgive but we must never forget.”   On Yom HaShoah it is time to remember and it is time to forgive and it is a time to work for peace.

The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah”— in Hebrew literally translated as the “Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” It is marked on the 27th day in the month of Nisan — a week after the end of the Passover holiday and a week before Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers). It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

For all those who struggle for freedom today – those who come to mind first are the Palestinians who are irreparably oppressed by the state of Israel – let this day be one of remembrance and of forgiveness and of peace.

Advertisements

From → On the Dole, Religion

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: