Yom Ha'Shoah, the day we remember the holocaust perpetrated by the Nazi regime in Europe between 1939 and 1945. While the world can read and learn, study and analyse, comment and narrate, or in the worst cases deny the Holocaust, Jewish people remember in their hearts and through the stories of their families and communities. We are connected as a people, through our marriages our children our loved ones, our neighbours and all of the people who were real, all had names - not
In Jewish life, whether religious or secular, there is a powerful narrative that unites us all under the overarching theme - the ultimate human right to freedom. The Exodus is a tale of the Jewish nation self actualising through transition from slavery. Each year we relive the important lessons and responsibilities arising from our liberation. As families we reinforce our obligations in thanks for that freedom. May our community remain strong and remember where we came from.