The story of the printing of the Survivors’ Talmud is a remarkable testament to the enduring emunah of the few who survived Churban Europa, and who sought to recreate organized Jewish life, ritual observance and Torah learning in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust.
She told him, with the strength of faith that only a survivor could muster: “Max, you need to stop; we don’t run anymore.”
Dr. Hillel Seidman (1914-1995) was a researcher, author and Chassidic Jew who kept a diary chronicling daily life in the Warsaw Ghetto. Written between July 1942 and January 1943, the diary, miraculously rescued from Nazi hands, records the Ghetto’s last days. Dr. Seidman managed to escape the ghetto in January 1943, and ended up in […]
Dr. Yaffa Eliach, who passed away on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at the age of 79, was a prominent and pioneering scholar of the Holocaust. She launched the first Center for Holocaust Studies Documentation & Research in the USA and introduced Holocaust Studies on the American campus. Back in 1993, she wrote the article below about the need to focus on “living, creative Judaism” while commemorating the Holocaust for Jewish Action. While our community certainly has seen much progress in this area since the article first appeared, many of Dr. Eliach’s points are still timely and relevant.