This Yom Hashoah I Will Stop Apologizing

As I walk through the streets on this surprisingly chilly night in Jerusalem a breeze blows Israeli flags and blue and white streamers that line the streets. You see, the irya (municipality) has already began putting up decorations for next week's 70th anniversary of Israel's independence. However, tonight all of the flags hang at half-mast because it is Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust - or the Shoah, as we call it here in Israel - is a distant memory for most. But for less than .05% of the world's population the Holocaust is something we can never forget. Unfortunately, it is built into every one of our beings as it is one of the largest, and probably most well known, a

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