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Keynote Address at Alabama State Holocaust Commemoration, April 10, 2018

April 11, 2018
Rabbi Barry Leff

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, I had the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the State of Alabama’s Holocaust Commemoration in the State Capitol. The event was in the old Senate Chambers, the very same room where the Alabama Senate had voted to secede from the Union in 1861. Governor Kay Ivey was...
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Yom HaShoah 5777

April 24, 2017
Yom HaShoah

My remarks at the Birmingham, Alabama community commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day When confronted with unspeakable tragedy, words fail us.  Yesterday in the synagogue we read of how Aaron lost two sons in one day—a day that otherwise would have been a day of great triumph and joy.   The Torah tells us...
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Two Minutes

April 28, 2014
Two Minutes

Today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here in Israel a two-minute siren just went off. The country mostly stops – cars pull over, drivers stand respectfully by their cars, everything just stops, for two minutes. I work from home; the one daughter who was at home at the time and I stood outside....
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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) 5772

April 19, 2012
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) 5772

Many Jews have a strong negative reaction if people bring up other genocides in a discussion about the Holocaust. This can lead to non-Jews getting a bad impression – they may think Jews are obsessed with the Holocaust, or that Jews are unable to see other people’s suffering as comparable to theirs. That impression...
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Holocaust Remembrance Day – 5771

May 1, 2011

The other day, a friend of mine shared some advice he received from a rabbi: “If your wife is giving you crap, you shouldn’t fight or complain, you should just accept it.  It’s happening because God wants you to receive that crap. Do whatever she tells you.” Now if you are in a healthy...
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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

April 20, 2009

Every time a I write a post that is critical of Israel — like my most recent one on “Where were the rabbis for human rights in Egypt” — I have one or two people “unsubscribe” from my mailing list.  As often as I’m critical of Israel, it’s a wonder I have any subscribers...
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