|The Tenth of Tevet |
The Tenth of Tevet marks the onset of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylonia. It denotes the beginning of the battle that ultimately destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple of Solomon, and sent the Jews into the 70-year Babylonian Exile.
In modern day Israel, the 10th of Tevet has been designated as Yom Hakadish Haklali - the day on which we mourn those whose date or place of death is unknown, a day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust (the main national remembrance day being Yom HaShoah).
RESPONSA OF THE HOLOCAUST: A GROUND-BREAKING CD
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Netivei Ha-Halacha Institute, a Torah research initiative operating in Gush Etzion for the past 14 years, has undertaken to rescue hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Holocaust Halachic responsa from oblivion, making them available to the scholarly world and to the general public.
These riveting documents, penned during the awesome Holocaust years, perpetuate the momentous challenges and ethical-religious dilemmas faced by Jews in the shadow of looming destruction.
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Versions 1 and 2 have already proven to be an invaluable tool for researchers, rabbis, students and educators. The CD has been favorably reviewed, and has won the acclaim of people such as Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, chairman of Yad Vashem, and Prof. Dan Michman, historian and Holocaust expert. With the approval of Education Ministry supervisors, the CD is utilized in many Holocaust education programs on the high school level.
The quality and importance of this project have also been recognized by the Claims Committee and by the Culture Department of the Education and Science Ministries, which have contributed to its funding.
The CD can be purchased for 110$, including shipping.
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