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Tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day. Last year, we had a powerful and poignant service created by the students from across the Federation who took the Jewish-Christian Relations Intensive. Like last year, we were again treated to a commemoration of gentleness and pain, of sombre hope and determination never to forget. It’s the Greater Silence for us now after compline. Tonight, instead of more…

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On each chair at our service this evening was a small piece of red card. On one side, the invitation to ‘Remember Me’. On the other (the whole Federation is a not insignificant number of people gathered, but nevertheless such an infinitesimally tiny proportion compared with those who lost their lives – I have no idea how they chose them, but still), someone to pray for. As we left we all collected a candle to light this week and to remember. My candle will burn for

Mordechaj Goldstein, born in Muzjova in 1926 to Meir and Khava. He was single. Prior to WWII he lived in Muzjova, Czechoslovakia. During the war he was in Auschwitz Camp. Mordechaj perished in 1944 in Auschwitz.

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for sharing one of the images we’ve seen this evening, illustrating a very personal – and yet far from unique – story I heard this morning. more…

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