Yom HaShoah

Click here for information about Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Unfortunately, the Brotherhood is not able to send out the yellow candles for Yom HaShoah this month.  However, you are encouraged to recite the following meditation on the eve of April 20 and to spend a few minutes in reflection on the importance of the day.

In these memorable days, as I light this Yellow Candle, I vow never to forget the lives of the Jewish men, women, and children who are symbolized by this flame.  They were tortured and brutalized by human beings who acted like beasts; their lives were taken in cruelty.  May we be inspired to learn more about our six million brothers and sisters as individuals and as communities, to recall their memory throughout the year, so that they will not suffer a double death.  To that end, I now memorialize the name and life of (Name Below) who as a child was denied an entire lifetime of dreams and hope. May I embody the beauty and goodness of what could have been had s/he lived.  May we recall not only the terror of their deaths, but also the splendor of their lives.  May the memory of their lives inspire us to hallow our own lives and to live meaningful Jewish lives so that we may help to ensure that part of who they were shall endure always. 

Yom HaShoah April 2020

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