Also included is the incredible cry of na’aseh v’nishma (we will do and we will understand), underscoring that our ancestors agreed to be bound to the commandments before they had the opportunity or need to comprehend what they were about. Note that they responded in the plural, indicating our collective responsibility to one another.
A kavannah for candlelighting for Shabbat Mishpatim
May I be able to truly hear and respond to what my loved ones, friends and community need and be present for them, even before my own need to understand.
TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
While most of the Jewish world and the State of Israel observe Yom HaShoah in May, January 27th (the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp) has been (more recently) designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations.
Below is a link to an article that appeared in the Arizona Mirror discussing work of the Phoenix Holocaust Association and the imperative to keep the memory alive.