Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Never Forget
Today is Yom HaShoah, a day to remember the 6,000,000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The exact date was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazis.

El Malei Rachamim: Prayer for the Departed

O G-d, full of mercy, who dwells on high,
Grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine Presence
In the lofty levels of the holy and pure,
Who shine like the glow of the firmament.
For the souls of the
Six Million Jews, victims of the European Holocaust
Who were killed, slaughtered, burned and wiped out
For the Sanctification of the Name
By the murderous Germans and their allies,
Because, without making a vow,
All the community will pray
For the uplifting of their souls.

Therefore, my the Master of mercy
Shelter them in the shelter of His wings for eternity;
And may He bind their souls in the Bond of Life.
The L-rd is their heritage.
And may their resting-place be in the Garden of Eden,
And may they reach their destiny at the end of days.
And let us say Amen.


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