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

A rewritten midrash reveals how 12th century Ashkenazic Jews developed the custom of Mourner’s Kaddish as a means of saving deceased relatives from Gehenna, making heaven available to all Jews and strengthening the connections between the living and the dead.[1]

Dr.

David Shyovitz

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