Today (27 Nisan) is Yom Ha Shoah, the day on which Israelis mark the official day of memory for the Holocaust. It is observed by sounding a two-minute claxon-siren which is audible throughout the land. Every person in the country stops what they are doing and stands at attention, even drivers on the freeways. In many respects this annual ritual hangs over Israeli politics in a palpable and powerful way. Because of this reality all real national political decisions become existential decisions of survival in the minds of many. This is quite evident in the recent elections.
Next Wednesday at 11:00 am I will present an analysis of the recent elections for Knesset and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s resounding victory at the polls. I will illustrate my remarks with video clips from Israeli news sources, US and other outlets. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
I invite you to join us at the Rosenberg Cultural Center for my presentation, the fellowship of warm hearted people and a delicious hot lunch which follows at noon. Please rsvp to Jordan Nicolaides.
Rabbi Steven Silver