|Jerusalem residents pause during a |
two-minute siren in memory of victims
of the Holocaust on Thursday
(photo by: Avishag Shar Yashuv/Flash90)
19 April '12..
Today I had an epiphany. The sirens wailed and as I stood in silence, just as most Jews in Israel stand, I thought, "How do I remember those whom I never knew?" You can only remember things that you were once familiar with but I never knew great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins so, how can I remember them? As the wailing continued and tears formed in my eyes - well, that's when my epiphany occurred. My remembrance to those that I love and never knew is my life. I am here in Israel, living the life that they dreamed of; the life that they remembered with L'shona Habbah b'Yerushalayim - Next Year in Jerusalem. So, to those who lived before me and were murdered because they were Jews, I promise that I will always remember you and NEVER FORGET.
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