Looking Back & Moving Forward on Yom HaShoah
As we approach Yom HaShoah, The Day of Remembrance, we are providing you with insights from a range of thought provoking information. On Monday, April 16th, we sent you an e-mail on Rabbi David Wolpe’s connection to Haiti. Please note his recent recognition by Newsweek magazine:
#1 of America’s Top 50 Rabbis
“When you think ‘America’ and ‘rabbi,’ you think Wolpe,” said one longtime Jewish journalist, echoing the view of many others. “He’s steering the course for the decade.” In addition to inspiring over-the-top devotion at Sinai Temple in Beverly Hills—the largest Conservative temple west of the Mississippi—Wolpe has created something of an online mega-church, more than doubling his Facebook followers since our last list: 25,000 have joined his page as “fans” who receive his daily sermonic posts, and he actually takes the time to answer many of the comments personally. (Some fault the occasionally too-pat epistles, but huge numbers find insight.) A seasoned defender of faith (Christopher Hitchens was a frequent challenger), Wolpe spent last year defending God in venues from Mexico to Great Britain. His rousing Friday night service, Friday Night Live—known by insiders as FNL—which Wolpe created with troubadour Craig Taubman and has been emulated, recently celebrated its 13th anniversary.
Tonight at his synagogue in Los Angeles, he will have a program as shown below.
Sinai Temple’s Yom HaShoah Commemoration with Father Patrick Desbois, author of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews”
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30pm Sinai Temple
Join us for an evening of insight into a Catholic Priest’s journey as he uncovers millions of undocumented Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Free of charge and open to the public
CLICK HERE for Editorial reviews of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews”
IN ADDITION, here is a link to a Yom HaShoah video, “UNLESS,” made by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, but not without a red flag warning. For some, it could evoke very painful emotional memories of the tragedy of the Holocaust.
It is our hope that by working together around the world, we can effectively fight back so that nothing like this can ever happen again….Not on our Watch.
All the best,
Harriet and Bill
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