We are commanded to always remember leaving Egypt to arrive at freedom
We are commanded to always remember leaving Egypt to arrive at freedom. We are commanded to remember what it was like to be a stranger in a strange land.
At his speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this past week, Reuben Rivlin, president of Israel, said in part of his speech,
“Honored guests, the Jewish people is a people that remembers. We remember, not from a sense of superiority and not to wallow in the memories of the horrors or a sense of self-justification. We remember because we know what it is not to remember, when history repeats itself. Not only human beings were destroyed in the crematoria of Auschwitz.”
This commandment of memory is as far back as the portions in the Torah that we read at this time of year. May we all continue to remember and ensure a better world for those to come.
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