Yom Hashoah as Orthodox Commemoration

By Joseph C. Kaplan

Eugene Borowitz, April 3, 1992

Joseph C. Kaplan discusses how, as a Modern Orthodox Jew, he observes Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). He states that the Jewish community has created a new quasi-religious rite--the candle lighting ceremony--that fulfills the Modern Orthodox inner urges to be creative within the halachic system.

Topic: Memorial, Ritual, Orthodox Judaism, Shoah, Holocaust Education, Holocaust

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.22/no.431

Page Number(s): 85-87

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kaplan, Joseph C. Yom Hashoah as Orthodox Commemoration. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 3 April 1992: 85-87. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10574


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