Fill the world with the light of the six million
to ensure that good triumphs over evil
As we prepare for the annual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Tzohar’s Rabbinic Council calls on the public to light six candles at 7:00pm local time (19:00) on the evening of Yom Hashoah (Monday, April 20th).
“The community of Holocaust survivors is dying out. In a matter of just a few years, no more will remain on earth and no one will be able to truthfully say “I remember what happened during the Holocaust…” We will be left with only memorial books, research texts, images, film and recorded testimonies. When this occurs, memory of the Holocaust must be transformed from being an integral part of our existence that is cemented into our flesh and soul – to a treasured artifact; humanity and future generations must take responsibility for imbuing its memory with content and meaning…In Jewish tradition memory has inherent value. Yet, memory in and of itself is not an independent value, rather, it relies upon moral obligation….memory needs to be the basis of action, a source of strength for creating a better world.” (Excerpted from The Manifest of the Holocaust Survivors)