This period of the year is intense, Jewishly.
We finish Pesach, see these mufleta from our Mimouna celebrations.
And then on the journey to Shavuot we mark Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzma’ut, both days added to the calendar in modern times.
This addition was and is hugely controversial for the more tradition Haredim but for us they stand as witness to the continuing experience of Jews from ancient times through the extraordinary events of the twentieth century.
Remembering never ceases being a cornerstone of our Jewish experience. Zachor, (memory) wrote Joseph Chaim Yerushalmi is more relevant sometimes than history. “The antonym of ‘forgetting’ is not ‘remembering’, but justice.”
I hope you were able to join us for our marking of Yom HaShoah.
This Saturday we are joining East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue for their special inclusive Shabbat service. Virtual visits to other synagogue services is one of the benefits of these strange times!
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