Yom HaShoah

יום השואה

The Slaughter of Six Million Jews: A Holocaust or a Shoah?

What do the terms “holocaust” and “shoah” mean, and what do they reveal about how we view the respective roles of God and the Nazis in the Jewish genocide?

Prof.

Zev Garber

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Communicating Catastrophe

“Great as the Sea is Your Breaking” (Lamentations 2:13) 

Dr.

Tzvi Novick

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Memories Evoked by Yom Shoah uMeshoah

Reading the Book of Zephaniah and remembering a day of desolation and devastation in association with a utopian day to come.

Prof.

Ehud Ben-Zvi

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The Subversive Kaddish

The Mourner's Kaddish strengthens the connection of living Jews with their deceased relatives. The custom was developed by twelfth century Ashkenazi Jews as a way of saving their loved ones from Gehenna (hell) and making heaven available to all.[1]

Dr.

David Shyovitz

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