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27 Feb 2015
Course Description When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, it was done so with the approval of the [...]
27 Feb 2015
Haaretz, By David B. Green, Feb. 27, 2015 Rabbi Avraham Dov-Ber Kahana-Shapiro went back to his community in Nazi-occupied Lithuania, [...]
26 Feb 2015
JTA, Feb 26, 2015 MONTREAL (JTA) — Envelopes on the windshields of at least one of four vandalized cars in [...]
Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project. Unless we assume collective responsibility for completing this vital mission, some of them may be lost forever. This is a race against time, before those who remember them are no longer with us.
For more information visit Yad Vahem's Remembrance Page.
Looking back 8-9 years to the March of the Living I would have to say that Rabbi Black (one of my chaperones) was one of the most influential Jewish figures I have had in my life. He showed himself to be a passionate advocate for the Jewish people and was a positive example on the trip for students to see what living a meaningful Jewish life would be like. His words of wisdom were an inspiration to all on the trip and I might not be the observant Jew I am today if he had not been on my trip.