Monday, April 16, 2007

Yom Ha'Shoah (blog roundup by Rafi G)

11 comments:

Holden said...

Cool blog. Thanks for linking these...

Anonymous said...

The rebbe never used that name... and as the bigger chosid than I am, you shouldent either!

the sabra said...

what did the rebbe use?

Anonymous said...

Firstly,
I did agree not to post on your blog, but since when do I keep rules ?

"Rabbis are not satisfied with the fact that the memorial days for Jewish martyrs were set aside for the month of Nissan. These ought to have been postponed to Iyar and not connected with Nissan", said the Rebbe on the 11th of Nissan, 5737 (1977). At this occasion, the Rebbe also criticized the paragraphs added in some Pesach Haggadahs in memorial of the holocaust victims. "This does not only contradict the Rambam's ruling but also a Torah ruling considering the month of Nissan a month of joy with no reference to calamities of any sort". The Rebbe went on to explain that if this event should be referred to, it ought to be referred to in a way that generates solemn feelings of empathy, therefore, it is not proper to suffice with a few lines, preceded by songs and followed by songs. (free rendition of the Sicha)

Anonymous said...

http://www.col.org.il/show_news.rtx?artID=28687

The rebbe spoke regarding 10th of teves being a day to mourn over the holecauast and would devote sichot of 10th of teves towards the holecaust.

Col has 2 other stories on this.

the sabra said...

Firstly,
You've posted on my blog since that rule was made but anyhow...

Where in that sicha does the Rebbe say that he frowns upon the term 'yom hashoa'?

the sabra said...

o and thanks for the link, as well as bringing up what the rebbe said b'nogaia this topic.

Anonymous said...

Well if he frowned on the "yom hashoah" he obviusly was against using the term..

http://www.col.org.il/show_news.rtx?artID=28628

the sabra said...

not necessarily

Anonymous said...

Of course necesary! or he would have designated a "yom hashoa" but he was against the whole concept.

Anonymous said...

These days, they just mock the memory of those that died, they should honor the 6 million by having more kids, by associating themselfs as jews instead of hiding the fact..

Everyday is for us remembarance da "zachaor es asher asa lecha amalek..." but rather than just lioghting candles and attending ceremonies, we must work to make sure it never happens again.

I am sick of how the holecaust seems to be the sole property of the secular left, and the pictures that were hidden blah blah blah..

There is a sefer called "aish kodesh" it was written in the warsaw ghetto and hidden in the floor and discoverd eventually, why dont they write about thhese things ?

I grew up around survivers, they didnt care much for sirens and ceremonies...