Wednesday, August 4

Tag: World Community

Yom Hashoah – Never Forget

Judaism, Lament, Politics, Spirituality
Today marks the beginning of Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Remembrance of Judaism (and thank you to Dr. Erica Martin for bringing this to my attention).  I have participated in several Yom Hashoah services over the years during my time as Ecumenical Liturgy Graduate Assistant at Seattle University. You will be brought to your knees acknowledging the atrocities that can be (and continue to be) committed in the name of humanity. And then further humbled by the acknowledgment of hope and transcendence that exists in the human spirit. A particular phrase that marks the worship service is, "We will never forget." Let it be so. Let us never forget that all it takes for evil to prosper is for good people to be silent. Let us never forget that we are capable of unspeakable atrocities in the name of...