Monthly Archive: January 2016

“Am Yisrael Chai”, the Jewish people live

Auschwitz-Birkenau1

The United Nations General Assembly has designated January 27th as the international Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. In 1983, I visited the former concentration camp and in some small way felt the horrors of the place where over one million …

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The New Cycle-New Hope

Tu Bi SHvat

Today is Tu Bi Shvat, the New Year of the Trees. It is celebrated on the fifteenth of the Hebrew month of Shvat. The Talmud tells us that there are four New Years in the Jewish calendar. The New Year of the Trees represents the beginning of spring and a new agricultural cycle in Israel. …

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