Yom Hashoah was instituted in 1950 to commemorate the 6,000,000 Jews executed in the Holocaust. I have included a service that I have used in the past to honor this day. If you listen to the song and read the full service, you will neverbe the same. The first part goes like this:
Leader: Today we are observing Yom Hashoah, the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. This year, Yom Hashoah falls on Sunday, April 23rd.
A little more than one generation ago one-third of the world’s Jewish population was butchered by humanity gone mad. This unthinkable historical fact occurred in 20th century Europe; in a civilization shaped by western religious values, moral and intellectual traditions. For the Nazis, mass murder and the exploitation of human corpses became a civic duty and obliterated society’s moral, religious and intellectual traditions. Humanity became irreparably stained with guilt, for…
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