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The Age of Babylon and the Valley of the Dry Bones

Last month saw the start of the 2016/17 academic year at Yad Ben Zvi, with a brand new series of Bible study tours linked to Project 929, about which I have written several times in the past. Since, last month, we finished … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Yom Hashoah

Year after year, on Yom Hashoah, I watch the programmes on Israel TV devoted to the subject of the Holocaust and I want to cry out, in the words of Shakespeare’s King Lear: “Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men … Continue reading

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Remembrance and Beyond: Commemorating the Holocaust – Part 4

Monday, January 27th, got off to a bad start – a very bad start. This was the day we were due to leave Bayreuth and travel to Switzerland, for two concerts and the “grand finale” of our tour, namely, the official International Holocaust … Continue reading

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Remembrance and Beyond: Commemorating the Holocaust – Part 3

In Germany at the end of January, it doesn’t get light until almost 8 a.m. Accordingly, when I awoke on Sunday, January 26th, it was not until I had washed and dressed that I threw open the curtains – and … Continue reading

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Remembrance and Beyond: Commemorating the Holocaust – Part 2

The following day, Friday, was relatively relaxed. A projected trip to nearby Bamberg was cancelled, due to expected stormy weather which, in the event, apparently did not materialise  – so it was reported by those who decided to make their … Continue reading

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Yad Vashem

In a way, there’s a curious kind of appropriateness that this post should come right after the one on the Zamirchor visit, since our partnership with the choir from Bayreuth actually came about as a result of  the vision of … Continue reading

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Never Again

Tomorrow, January 27th, is the international Holocaust Memorial Day. In Israel, this is marked the week before Independence Day, but the rest of the world commemorates the horrors to which antisemitism can lead, on the anniversary of the liberation of … Continue reading

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