CW: Holocaust

Resources to learn more about Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. A thread:
Learn about the Establishment of the Holiday, Rituals & Liturgy, and more. 1/ jewishvirtuallibrary.org/yom-ha-shoah-h…
CW: Holocaust imagery

A brief history and overview. 2/ myjewishlearning.com/article/yom-ha…
What can I do to commemorate Yom HaShoah?

“It is a mitzvah to remember those who perished during the Nazi Holocaust. Many congregations and Jewish community centers hold memorial services on Yom HaShoah.” 3/

reformjudaism.org/learning/answe…
CW: Holocaust

“It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.” 4/

ushmm.org/remember/days-…
Resources Marking Liberation of Auschwitz

yadvashem.org/remembrance/in… 5/
Yom HaShoah: A Week of Remembrance

April 7 – 14, 2021

“Presented by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in partnership with Jewish Family Service and the Mayerson JCC.” /6

holocaustandhumanity.org/yom-hashoah-20…

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7 Apr
CW: Holocaust

As some of you know, one of my academic areas of concentration is Genocide Studies. Here are some book recommendations I’m sharing specifically with Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, in mind. I recommend them so highly. A thread:
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality

The intro and chapter one especially:

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sunypress.edu/p-6199-jewish-…
Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement

Multiple chapters in this books engage with memory, intergenerational trauma, and survivor narratives. 2/

nyupress.org/9780814707630/…
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CW: antisemitism, hate crime, violence

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I would feel honored to be trusted by you

I would feel thankful if you considered me a close friend

I feel blessed to know you

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CW: Holocaust

I think it’s a good thing that Jews are talking about connections between Black and Jewish history, the ways that collective trauma impacts multicultural groups, and the power of storytelling in oral traditions. This excerpt is related: 1/ Book excerpt that reads: I ...
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