I once gave a lift to a young woman who was a guide at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. “Na’ama,” I asked her, “What do you answer when your groups ask you about the meaning of the Holocaust?”
Each of us has a holocaust hiding in the closet.
For the religious, it is that G-d turned His back on them.
For the assimilated, it is that enlightenment refused to conceal the fact that they were Jews.
We all stand bare, on […]
26 Nissan, 5775/April 13, ‘15
In commemoration of Yom Ha’Shoah, I thought it best to let you read the letter I wrote to my 16 year old who recently visited Poland with her entire 11th grade class. They had been preparing […]
27 Nissan, 5770
April 11, 2010
Translated from NRG [Maariv online],
I am very ashamed of the Holocaust. How my people were taken, stripped, humiliated, tortured and led to their deaths – before the eyes of the joyous Poles, Ukrainians, French and […]
9 Av, 5774 / August 5, ’14
Many years ago I heard an amazing story that I will never forget. It was about a Jew named Chaim Shapiro who lived in Europe with his wife and 6 children. Everything was fine […]Read More
Holocaust Day, commemorated this past week, is the day that we memorialize what happened when G-d turned His face from us and allowed the Holocaust to happen – a major desecration of His Name in the world. “And they desecrated […]Read More
Memory and Pragmatism: By Moshe Feiglin
14 Adar Alef, 5774/Feb. 14, ‘14
Translated from Makor Rishon
A Knesset speech in a foreign language requires a preliminary authorization from the Knesset Committee. When the Chairman of the Knesset Committee […]
On Wednesday morning, Moshe Feiglin wrote the following on his Hebrew Facebook page:
Today the President of the European Union Parliament will speak in the Knesset. I will not be there while he speaks because it is not appropriate that a […]
Tomorrow morning, two jets filled with most of the Knesset Members and their assistants will be taking off for a visit in Auschwitz. I will be staying here in Israel.
When the Jews were driven out of Spain during the Inquisition, […]
“This week we witnessed the collapse of the preconception that has guided Israel’s strategy for dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat. That is entirely clear and we all agree on that point. If we ask ourselves when it was technically […]Read More