Today, I lit a Yahrzeit Memorial Candle to observe the Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel a special “Every Person Has a Name” Ceremony was also observed. Not only should we remember the 6 Million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered. We should also remember that there were 11 million individuals who were murdered.…

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Everyday in newspapers, online, and on the radio, we are vividly reminded that the persecution of others continues to violently persists all over the world because of religious, political, cultural, and gender prejudice and ignorance. This morning, I lit a Yellow Yom Hashoah: Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day candle that the Mens Club of  Congregation…

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This morning, I lit a Yahrzeit Candle in memory of my father, Alexander I. Newman. 35 years ago on March 30, 1977 my father passed away from coronary heart disease that he dealt with for over 20 years. He was 4 weeks short of his 74th birthday. At the time, I was a 32 year woman, daughter, wife and mother…

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