Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is Yom Hashoa-the day of Remembrance of the Holocaust.  Today we remember those who perished during World War II at the hands of the Nazi criminal war machine.  We remember and honor the heroes and heroines, the liberators and most importantly the survivors. We say kaddish for the millions who were murdered.   Don’t…Read more »

Their Blood Cries Out

Parshat Tazria-Metzorah/Yom Hashoa Leviticus 12:1-15:33 Rabbi Denise L. Eger This week observed Yom HaShoa, Holocaust Memorial Day.  The blood of 6 million murdered Jews still cries out to us today. Jews who lived throughout Europe and North Africa and the Mediterranean were systematically and cruelly murdered at the hands of the Nazi’s and Axis Forces…Read more »

Today we rememb…

Today we remember the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust of World War II.   On Monday, My family was present in the California Assembly Chambers for the Holocaust Remembrance Observance. Our Speaker, John Perez presided over a powerful program which honored both survivors of the horrors of the Holocaust and the liberators.  The Speaker’s…Read more »

No tears for Osama

I have no tears for Osama bin Laden. There is a reason the crowds have gathered at the White House, Time Square and Ground Zero.  America feels a sense of vindication.  A sense of justice done. The leader and mastermind of attacks on democracy and freedom through his evil terrorist network of Al-Qaida is dead.…Read more »

Remembering the Holocaust

Today is Yom Hashoa-Holocaust Memorial Day. It is hard to confront the reality of the Shoa.  Six million Jews murdered.  Seven million others murdered by the Nazi killing machine. Gays, Jehovah Witnesses,Roma, the disabled and mentally ill, political prisoners, labor unionists and everyone else who did not fit the so-called Aryan model of perfection. There…Read more »

Today in Sacramento

Today in Sacramento I am delivering a keynote address to a special session of our Assembly and Senate. Today is the annual Holocaust Memorial Observance.  Many survivors and their families as well as camp liberators will be in attendance.  They are living testimony to this horror that happened in the 20th Century.  Genocide. Targeting the…Read more »

Walking for Congo

Today we at Kol Ami are joining with other congregations and individuals across Los Angeles to Walk in the annual Jewish World Watch Walk to End Geoncide.  This is the fourth annual walk.  We will gather in Woodland Hills at Warner Center Park 5800 Topanga Canyon (north of the 101) the walk is just under…Read more »