Having just returned from Washington D.C. with many of our teens who visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, memory, especially of the more than 6 million who perished, is deeply on my mind. We did not visit the museum to learn the history of our people, we visited the museum to hear and learn about the memories of our people.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Avraham Infeld, the President Emeritus of Hillel, describe Jewish identity as a five-legged table, then don’t send me a note about my title until you’ve watched this video.
Tomorrow, January 27th, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day of memory. Memory (along with family, covenant, Israel, and Hebrew) makes up one of the five-legs of Avraham Infeld’s table.
I hope you will join me tomorrow night as we honor those who perished. My words will focus on what it means to learn about our people’s memory and how we must tell our stories to the next generation.