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Why didn't the Jews organize armed resistance against the Nazis?

The Nazi war machine had people believing that resistance was either unnecessary, or unachievable, depending on the circumstances. Hindsight is 20/20, but...

Hebrews Not Welcome

"No Hebrews Allowed." It's the first reference that comes to my mind when I hear us called Hebrews. Okay, I know YMHA means the Jewish YMCA,...

Why didn't G-d interfere when the Nazis killed my family?

Question: When I was 10 years old, living in the Netherlands we went into hiding. I spent the next 5 years living with 5 different families ranging from...

Texas Schindler

I’m in a doctor’s waiting room in Huntsville, Alabama, the very buckle of the Bible Belt. I’m leafing through episodes in the life of...

Timeline of Jewish History

Chapter 1The New World [numbers on the left hand side correspond to the Jewish calendar which begins with the year '1' - creation of the world -...

Hitler, Hussein, AhmadinejadWho's Next?

“In every generation they rise up against us, to destroy us, but G-d saves us from their hands.” – Passover Haggadah Hitler murdered six...

Is the holocaust a fulfillment of a biblically forewarned punishment?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? beewildered: Hi, I was just wondering, Chassidism is soo open and...

What is the literal meaning of “Yad Vashem”?

These words are taken from the words of Isaiah:1 “For so says the Lord to the eunuchs who will keep My Sabbaths and will choose what I desire and...

Would the Holocaust Have Occurred If Israel Were Around?

Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Weisel was once asked whether the world had learned anything from the Holocaust. Wiesel responded, "Yes - that you can get...

Where was G-d during the Holocaust?

Belief After the Holocaust The Holocaust is the most common obstacle for the contemporary Jew strugling with faith. S/he asks: Where was G–d...