This is a speech given at CUFI 2015 by Dennis Prager~it is an amazing speech for Jews and Christians alike to hear…
by J. P. Golbert
July 15, 2015 at 5:00 am
Jews have been called the “canary in the coal mine.” Miners used to take canaries into the mines with them because the canary would die from coal gas escaping into the mineshaft before the level of gas could kill the men or become explosive. When the canary stops singing, it is a warning to the men to get out of the mine. How is that an apt metaphor for the Jews? Underlying the metaphor is the realization that what happens to the Jews will befall everyone. Why should that be so? This is the subject of this essay.
I heard him speak a couple of months ago at a ceremony held in Atlit where he was a speaker and he apologized for the behaviour of the British during the Mandate period who refused entry of Jews to Palestine who were fleeing the Holocaust.
and to pass it on to the next generation…Rabbi Berel Wein
Link to Faith and Fate:
|Alfred Hitchcock Documentary Shelved for 70 Years Is Revived|
So, one must ask,after seventy years have we learned anything at all? Are we doomed to repeat our mistakes over and over again?
In Israel we have a concentration of survivors, who, for the most part live their lives outside the public eye. Some do speak out when approached, and some to this day refuse to come to terms with the disaster. In some families there is a combination, one who has learned to deal with it, and one who lives every single day in horror.
The Holocaust was very real. The meticulous records created by the Germans themselves have proven this beyond a doubt. The fact that the Jewish people survived, is a constant thorn in the side for the world in general. Perhaps, because as a collective they did nothing. It was left to tiny groups of people with a conscience and a sense of basic human decency to do what they could in the most difficult of situations. There are no end of stories about those who risked everything, just as there are endless tales of betrayal, thievery and cold blooded murder.
When the liberation came, many tried to return to their home countries, only to find that their homes had been “taken over” by their neighbours and they were not wanted. After years of abuse at the hands of the Germans, the Jewish people were once again placed in camps, or left to drift, with nothing but the few rags on their backs, until they could find a place, a new home to start over.
This is The Original Footage Filmed and Then Shelved for Seventy Years
whether we understand it or not, will impact upon our future…Rabbi Berel Wein”
The video below is one in a series that follows the path of the Jewish people in the last century. It is the story of a people striving to find their place in the world, and should be watched by all.