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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Choose Life

I call this day upon heaven and earth as witnesses. I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. And you shall choose life, so that you and your children may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Pesach, Z'man Cheiruteinu (the Season of Our Freedom) is coming to an end; Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) approaches. How can we honor the memory of the millions who were not free, who were murdered during the European Holocaust? How can we honor the memory of the millions of innocent people who have been murdered around the world in the name of “ethnic cleansing” before and since that terrible time? How can we honor the courage of the survivors of these horrors? What can we do right now to bring an end to the atrocities motivated by hatred that are occurring in this generation?

A beginning might be to read personal stories and wake up the humanity within our own hearts. A dear friend of mine from college, Eve Thomas, just told me about a book release. I Choose Life, is the courageous story of her parents’ lives before, during and after their survival through the Holocaust. You can read an excerpt from the book at: x.libris.

I believe that freedom and peace go hand in hand; that the journey of healing begins with compassionate listening. Please take the time to order this book, to read, indeed to listen to the powerful voices of Sol and Goldie Finkelstein, to choose life for the next generation.

Here are links to a few sites to guide you in becoming more actively involved in Tikkun Olam today:
American Jewish World Service
Jewish Funds for Justice
Save Darfur

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