A Day at Temple Israel: Passover and the Holocaust

A timely reminder on where Hate leads

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I had the distinct honor today of being a guest speaker at the end of the final Passover service for Norfolk’s Temple Israel Synagogue. They are a Conservative synagogue that is quite active in the community here. I met their Rabbi, Michael Panitz last year at a Navy Exchange Command Diversity Celebration. In the months following we have become friends and as I remain in the area after I retire from the military hopefully become close colleagues in the fight for religious rights as intended by the Bill of Rights.

I spoke on the topic of Bearing Witness in an age where the witnesses to the Holocaust are passing away and Holocaust Denial and anti-Semitism are rising, with a commensurate increase in anti-Semitic and racial base. Even today as we were finishing the service in Norfolk a synagogue in The area of San Diego came…

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8 thoughts on “A Day at Temple Israel: Passover and the Holocaust

      1. To each their own when it comes to religious messages–I am all for every person believing and living their own spiritual truth–but I am always happy to find people who communicate their truth with integrity. I was happy to read his post and was glad to have been steered his way. 🙂

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