The nine days leading up to Tisha Be-Av are a time of intensive mourning for observant Jews. Tisha Be-Av is remembered as the most tragic day in Jewish history. It falls on July16 this year. On this day, the first and second temples in Jerusalem were destroyed (586 BCE and 70 AD)…
Several moments ago I read a profound, illustrated narrative that captures Holocaust history with fresh eyes and emotion. The story’s depth and the subject matter’s intensity are especially impressive because this 170-page graphic novel was entirely penned—word and drawing—by a Maryland middle schooler, Korean-American Christopher Huh. Huh sent Jews for Jesus a copy of his […]
Movie Review The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) PG-13 -reviewed by Matt Sieger April 7–14 marks Holocaust Remembrance Week in the United States. Among the many compelling films one could view to remember the victims of the Shoah, I would like to recommend the simple yet overpowering movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, […]
The article is about portrayals of Jesus in film, but the part that is most striking concerns the Holocaust and a story related by the filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. In 1928, a Polish man by the name of William E. Wallner viewed DeMille’s movie King of Kings. He thereafter became a Lutheran pastor in Prague… “
What can happen when we take our sufferings out of their historical context.
Another Holocaust? A new twist on the old, twisted final solution? We have barely been able to accept the enormity of the destruction of much of European Jewry. One third of all Jews living before mid-century are gone—one million of them children. Now we live in a world where far more destructive and deadly weapons […]