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“In a place where you can be Jewish anywhere, we should grasp the opportunity to be Jewish everywhere.” -Rabbi Kerry Olitzky
We’re proud to host a portion of Darshan Yeshiva on Substack. This platform has given us tremendous freedom, and it helps that it’s easy to use. Before anyone asks, no, no one asked us to say that. It’s true! We just happen to really like Substack and be glad to be here at least partially.
Inspired by Rabbi Olitzky, we’ve tried to use Substack as a place where we can be publicly Jewish. That freedom to be who you are is poignant today with the observance of Yom Hashoah, the day we remember the Holocaust.
Yom HaShoah is a day dedicated to remembering the six million Jews who were killed during the Holocaust in Europe. Of all the ways it is observed, perhaps the most spiritually powerful observance is in in Israel, where a siren is sounded to signal a moment of silence, and the country comes to an absolute standstill.
The holiday serves as a reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, but in a universal way it acts as a reminder of the importance of combating racism, bigotry, and hatred in its many forms.
This platform has hosted several pieces of Holocaust-related content, and as our way of giving back to the platform that is giving so much to us, we wanted to give a list of what we could find here on Substack. This is by no means comprehensive, and fair warning, there is a lot of content on Substack that is Holocaust related or adjacent that we DEEPLY disagree with (and much of it is politics-related and outside the scope of what we do at Darshan Yeshiva) — but we hope this content will be a meaningful way to pause for the memory of the millions lost in the Holocaust.
The serialized work of Holocaust survivorcan be found in an ever-evolving collection of his art
A picture is worth a thousand words.shows us the impact of images of a life being snuffed out by anti-semitism. via author Alex Grobman reminds us that there are people in the past, and even today, who profit from Holocaust denial
thank you for the shout-out. Never forget.