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Rabbi Stein's Sermon for Yom HaShoa Shabbat 2019

Never Again

Yom HaShoa Observance
May 3, 2019/28 Nisan 5779
Rabbi Peter W. Stein

 

Growing up, I attended a small Yiddish cultural school for several years.  Aside from the Yiddish language and culture, the emphasis of the program was on Jewish history…and in a way, the primary focus was on creating Jewish pride.

My teacher, who was not only a teacher but a loving mentor to all his students, was a man who was born in a small town called Oshmiany, near Vilnius.  He survived the Holocaust by moving east and becoming a fighter.  He was what is commonly called a partisan, living and fighting against the Nazis in the forests of Eastern Europe. 

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Parashat Vaera
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In this Torah portion, God tells Moses and Aaron to go to Pharaoh to demand freedom for the Israelites. Pharaoh refuses, and God unleashes plagues on the Egyptians. Pharaoh promises to free the Israelites, but God hardens Pharaoh’s heart. The portion ends with the plague of hail stopping and Pharaoh changing his mind once again.

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