Is the Holocaust indeed the driving force of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities such as mine?
“Science aside, no one needs to prove to me the provenance of passed down suffering.”
My family was supposed to leave Germany on November 10, 1938, but Kristallnacht foiled our escape plan. What my mother did next saved our lives.
Ron Rosenbaum’s article lambasting Wiesel’s supposed gentrification of the Holocaust is an exercise in misguided sensationalism.
“Go home to your wife and children,” the wizened old rabbi told me. “This is a place for old men.”
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