Contemporary Jewish History
Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day
The celebration of Israeli independence is marked each year on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.
Yom Hazikaron: Israel’s Memorial Day
This day honoring fallen soldiers immediately precedes Israel's Independence Day.
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial Day
This annual day of remembrance of the victims is observed by Jewish communities worldwide.
Discussing the Holocaust with Children
A topic that may seem far from modern children's lives holds valuable social lessons.
Holocaust commemorations have--and should have--some common elements.
Early Proposals for Holocaust Commemoration
Would Yom haShoah be associated with other tragedies, connected to heroism--or stand on its own?
Setting a Date for Yom Hashoah
After much debate, a compromise date--satisfactory to none--is chosen.
How the Holocaust Challenged Faith
This singular event presented profound theological challenges--and for some, shattered their belief in God.
Finding Meaning After the Holocaust
Responding to the challenge of faith in a post-Holocaust world.