Monday, June 23, 2008
(Not) Remembering Chof Sivan
It's sad that most people don't know much about this infamous day. Yes, there are some kehillos that say Selichos, and maybe some old timers still fast, but for the most part it's a forgotten day. I was trying to say that it's because the Holocaust eclipsed those murders twentyfold, and that if people don't remember the Holocaust why should they remember 300 years before that.... A friend tells me he went to a wedding that had a star-studded lineup packed with Roshei Yeshivah, and nobody danced any less. The zealots in Israel seem to have made something of it after all, they founded the Keren Hatzoloh organization for those mosdos asher lo kor'u l'Ba'al, and now are commemorating 30 years of educating children with only non-Zionist money....