This is Today in America, Europe and Asia
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From Rav Lazer Brody:
In “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare, Juliet says: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”Tonight and tomorrow is Holocaust Remembrance Day. If it were up to me, I’d remove the “remembrance” part and simply call it “Holocaust Day”. Why? The Holocaust still lurks all around the world. It’s ugly and deadly seeds are germinating and sprouting in the fertile growth medium of growing antisemitism.To paraphrase Juliet, “What’s in a name? that which we call a Nazi by any other name would smell as foul.”Here’s what I mean:
Today’s USA: The Ku Klux Klan, Skinheads and Neo Nazis
Today’s Ukraine: Svoboda
Today’s Italy: Casa Pound
Today’s France: Front Nationale
Today’s Greece: Golden Dawn
Today’s Hungary: Jobbik Party
Every other country in Europe has growist Fascist and neo-Nazi movement, some already violent, like the one in Poland.
Now, let’s add the growing global Jihadi groups, many hiding behind the back of so-called “moderate Islam”, in Scandinavia, the UK, Germany, France and the USA.
How many times have the Iranians, Hizbulla, Hamaz and Islamic Jihad declared their intent to destroy Israel? Don’t be foolish enough to think that they’re only talking about Zionists; that’s merely a polite term for Jew. An Al-Qaida bomb in New York City or a Hizbulla booby trap in Buenos Aires is not intended for Zionists – the target is Jews.
There’s a concept in the Jewish Laws of Purity: Immersion in the mikva doesn’t help someone who is holding a dead mouse in his or her hand.
Why cry about Holocaust Day while perpetuating the Diaspora and being the victim of another potential Holocaust? Why aren’t people reading the global anti-Semitic writing on the wall? Can’t they realize that Hashem is telling everyone that it’s time to come home?
Do you really want to do something about the Holocaust? Do you really want to prevent another Holocaust, G-d forbid? Rabbi Yehoshua Fass of Nefesh B’Nefesh is a dear friend of mine. Write him an email right now (tell him that Lazer sent you) and tell him that you’re interested in getting the ball of your aliya rolling. He’ll tell you what to do.
The greatest memorial for the 6,000,000 Jews who died in the Holocaust is a strong, truly Jewish homeland. Cherished brothers and sisters, help us build it. Come home now; we’re waiting for you with open arms.
Reb Shlomo Carlebach -The Last Seder In The Warsaw Ghetto– שלמה קארליבאך
20 April 2011 http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2011/04/reb-shlomo-carlebach-the-last-seder-in-the-warsaw-ghetto.html
Remember that our return to Hashem in the holy Land of Israel is the only guarantee that there’ll never again be a Warsaw Ghetto. Let’s hope that this coming Pesach will be the real freedom holiday for our people Israel, once and for all coming home to the Land of Israel and the rebuilt united Jerusalem, amen.
My dear and esteemed friend Yaacov Shwekey sings a moving rendition of the above story in “Shema Yisroel”. In answer to all the Holocaust deniers, here is Yaacov singing with the backdrop of photos and film clips from the Holocaust. If you want to know why we need unshakable emuna and our uncompromising presence in our holy Land of Israel, see this (don’t be discouraged by the first 60 seconds which tells the story of Rabbi Kahaneman in Hebrew). This is a must see:
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|The home page of Yad VashemYom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day.On Yom HaShoah, ceremonies and services are held at schools, military bases and by other public and community organizations.On the eve of Yom HaShoah and the day itself, places of public entertainment are closed by law. Israeli television airs Holocaust documentaries and Holocaust-related talk shows, and low-key songs are played on the radio. Flags on public buildings are flown at half mast. At 10:00 a.m., an air raid siren sounds throughout the country and Israelis observe one minute of solemn reflection. People stop what they are doing and motorists stop their cars in the middle of the road, standing beside their vehicles in silence as the siren is sounded.|
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