Parashat Acharei Mot is a difficult parashah to read - extensively legalistic, it is the part of the Torah that outlines one of the many prohibitions we find immoral today: the prohibition of man lying with man. And the Haftarah from Ezekiel which accompanies it portrays the prophet relaying God’s displeasure with Israel, which has fallen into sin, and outlines God’s proposed methods for cleansing his holy city Jerusalem: diaspora and the burning of its inhabitants.Read More
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In a 2011 lecture delivered to the National Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, Professor Michael Marrus, one of Canada’s foremost experts on the history of the Holocaust, made a statement that could be interpreted as a caution: “However the Holocaust is remembered . . . there is nothing more important than that memory be consistent with the truth about the Holocaust . . . its course, its character and its place in the history of its time.”
Read the full op-ed online at the Globe and Mail.
Originally posted March 9, 2013