Holocaust to Hope- Midnightrabbi’s Yom HaShoah 2014 support of a great cause.

#struggle #everyday with #Jewish #History

Great work Ari Lesser and sensitivity to the time we’re in, as on our way to Shavuot together the ultimate wedding!
• Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943)
In the summer of 1942, about 300,000 Jews were deported from Warsaw to Treblinka. When reports of the mass murder in the killing center leaked back to the Warsaw ghetto, an organized resistance began forming, which managed to smuggle a modest chache of arms into the ghetto. On the 14th of Nissan of 1943, the remaining 35,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto (from an original 450,000) staged an organized uprising, and drove back the Nazis with a rain of bullets when they came to begin the final removal of all Jews. The Jewish resistance lasted 27 days. A heroic stand was made in an underground bunker under 18 Mila Street, where hundreds of fighters, including the 24-year-old leader of the uprising, Mordechai Anilevitch, met their death. Although the Ghetto was burned to the ground by Iyar 3, a few stray survivors hid in the rubble and fired at the Nazis for two months longer.

In tribute to the uprising, the Israeli government designated the 27th of Nissan as its official “#HolocaustandBraveryDay,” & Yom HaShoah and in many Jewish communities the day is observed as an annual Holocaust remembrance day. But because of the halachic prohibition to conduct eulogies and other mournful events in the festive month of Nissan, the chief rabbinate of Israel, and many Jewish communities, observe instead the 10th of Tevet as a day to mourn and remember the six million, which include many whose yahrtzeit (date of passing) remains unknown.

Daily Quote

A person should have two pockets in his coat. One should contain the Talmudic saying, “A person is commanded to maintain: For my sake was the world created.” In the second pocket he should keep the verse, “I am but dust and ashes.”

– Chassidic master Rabbi Simchah Bunim of Peshischa

Tonight is #YomHaShoah2014

Appreciate your support beyond words, please email here thanks -> umuse613@gmail.com We make a difference for the #survivors.


One thought on “Holocaust to Hope- Midnightrabbi’s Yom HaShoah 2014 support of a great cause.

  1. Today was @International #YomHaShoah2014, tomorrow our students are going to Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem, tomorrow! Beit Shemesh Educational Center!

    Very #kind people have donated and made a difference to feed the #Holocaust #survivors.

    Appreciate your support beyond words, please donate here thanks -> http://www.rootfunding.com/campaign/3425 http://www.rootfunding.com/campaign/3425 http://www.rootfunding.com/campaign/3425 <- #Holocaust #RemembranceDay!

    • #BuchenwaldLiberated by American Forces (1945)
    The Buchenwald concentration camp was founded in 1937 near the town of Weimar, Germany. Approximately 250,000 prisoners were incarcerated in this camp until its liberation in 1945.

    Weimar is a German city known for its highly cultured citizenry. It was the home of many of the upper class intellectual members of Europe’s society. Among others, Goethe, Schiller, Franz Liszt, and Bach lived in Weimar.

    Though technically not an extermination camp, approximately 56,000 prisoners were murdered in Buchenwald (not including many others who died after being transferred to other extermination camps). They died from vicious medical experiments, summary executions, torture, beatings, starvation, and inhuman work conditions. The camp was also known for its brutality. German officers would force inmates to eat their meager soup ration off the mud on the ground; would keep them standing in the cold until they froze to death; and they would even use skin of dead inmates to make lamp shades.

    On the 29th of Nissan 1945 the Sixth Armored Division of the United States Third Army liberated the camp.

    Among the more famous inmates who spent time in Buchenwald are Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of Israel, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.

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