A Memorial Day Christians should remember

Posted: May 1, 2008 in Denominational Fun, Networking, Testify
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For those of you who don’t have family that lived during WWII, today is a day on the Judaic calendar that should never be forgotten: Yom Hashoah.

Living with the reminder

What’s that? Holocaust Memorial Day. Before there was 9-11 or Memorial Day, there was Yom Hashoah, which has caused even Americans to pay attention and act in solidarity. Today, while rituals may have become lax and the Jewish population may have not placed it too highly on their own personal remembrance list (again, much like Americans and 9-11), the inherent and dreadful reason for this day still remains.

Between 1938 – 1945, SIX MILLION JEWS were murdered. Put that into comparison (numbers based on several sources):

  • Civil War: Approximately 800,000 killed
  • WWII: About 400,000 killed
  • WWI: Close to 120,000 killed
  • Vietnam: Nearly 60,000 killed
  • Iraq: More than 3,000 killed
  • 9-11: Just under 3,000 killed or missing

Those are the American lives we commemorate annually, but somehow, the Christians in this country forget about its 6,000,000 brethren whose lives were victim of genocide. Church, if we are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and know that Israel is God’s chosen nation, let us all burn a candle and spend a moment to think of the brothers and sisters we never were given a chance to know.

Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu. A-men.

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Comments
  1. fancy says:

    So a Christian wouldn’t do it. you refer to Israelites as brethren…. S Christian would disagree cuz they believe that hebrew people sent Jesus to his demise. due to that fact they feel like jews should go to hell, seeing as most strict members of the Christ faith pare raciest and secret members.of the.kkk which follow the continuation of hitlers.rule the thing is that not just jews died. Americans italians french polish romanis czhec and gypsy and gays they were prosecuted as well. The jews make.it about them but the wetnt the.only people hurt during th

  2. […] Right? Not so much. This is a big deal because for those not familiar with Yom Hashoah, Zionism or the Holocaust, Pope Pius XII was basically considered to be stuffing my face with pasta […]

  3. […] that? Holocaust Memorial Day. Before there was 9-11 or Memorial Day, there was Yom Hashoah, whttps://hiscrivener.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/a-memorial-day-christians-should-remember/My Jewish Learning: HavdalahBarukh ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh ha-olam, ha-mavdil bein kodesh […]

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