Remembering each and every person who was lost, may their memory be a blessing.
Dedicated by Mina and Suzanne Goodman

Day 49

Deeds of Distinction

In loving memory of Dr Ian Silverman who dedicated his life to family and others. In our hearts forever, his daughters Lisa and Ruth.

Republished with permission of Mesorah Publications from In the Footsteps of the Maggid. In 1940, Rabbi Binyamin Schachner was hauled from his home in the small town of Susnofsza, Poland, to the first of seven concentration camps he was eventually to be in. Among the few possessions that he managed to take along with him were his tefillin. Rabbi Binyamin always kept a close watch on his tefillin, shielding and safeguarding them as though they were his life’s greatest treasure. Every day, when he was sure that none of the Nazi guards were looking, he would remove the tefillin from their hiding place, don them on his hand and head and say the Shema. Others in his barracks, inspired by his actions, would borrow the tefillin and do the same.


Rabbi Paysach Krohn

Rabbi Paysach Krohn is a mohel, author and international lecturer
on topics related to ethics and spiritual growth. He has written the
“Maggid” series of books inspired by the stories of Rabbi Sholom
Schwadron, who was known as the “Maggid of Jerusalem”.

Fact of the Day

Though the vast majority of the Jews affected and killed during Holocaust were of Ashkenazidescent, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews suffered greatly as well.

The Nazi war that devastated European Jewry and virtually destroyed its centuries-old culture also wiped out the great European population centres of Sephardi Jewry and led to the almost complete demise of its unique language and traditions. Sephardi Jewish communities from France and the Netherlands in the northwest to Yugoslavia and Greece in the southeast almost disappeared.

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Today's Video

Shema Israel – Shloime Gertner
Composed By: Dudi Kalish
Lyrics By: Tal Markowitz

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