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After Charlottesville, Be a Light – Rosh Hashanah 2017

JJ Grey, a contemporary rock and blues singer, once recalled a lesson his grandmother taught him: “you can’t fight darkness, so be a light.” Last month, darkness came to Virginia: An unholy alliance of white supremacists marched on Charlottesville. Just … Continue reading

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Illumin8: 4th Night – The Audacity of Hope

Rabbi Hugo Gryn, a Holocaust survivor who grew to become a prominent British rabbi, once told a story about the time he shared a barrack in Auschwitz with his father: In spite of the unspeakable horror, oppression and hardship, many Jews held onto what … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Pilgrimage to Whitwell – Parashat Shemini/Yom Ha-Shoah 2012

This past Sunday and Monday, I accompanied a group of our teens and parents to Whitwell, Tennessee.  It was a pilgrimage, of sorts, to visit the Whitwell Middle School Children’s Holocaust Memorial, the culmination of what has become known worldwide … Continue reading

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