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Rabbi Stein's Sermon for Yom HaShoa Shabbat 2019

Never Again

Yom HaShoa Observance
May 3, 2019/28 Nisan 5779
Rabbi Peter W. Stein

 

Growing up, I attended a small Yiddish cultural school for several years.  Aside from the Yiddish language and culture, the emphasis of the program was on Jewish history…and in a way, the primary focus was on creating Jewish pride.

My teacher, who was not only a teacher but a loving mentor to all his students, was a man who was born in a small town called Oshmiany, near Vilnius.  He survived the Holocaust by moving east and becoming a fighter.  He was what is commonly called a partisan, living and fighting against the Nazis in the forests of Eastern Europe. 

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Parashat

Parashat Balak
July 20, 2019

In this Torah portion, Balak, the king of Moab, asks Balaam to curse the Israelites after he sees them defeat various nations in battle. Balaam’s donkey sees an angel of God and refuses to move any further. Balaam hits the donkey. God speaks through the mouth of the donkey to tell him not to curse the Israelites. Instead of cursing the Israelites, Balaam blesses them.
  

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