Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

The unspeakable horror of the Holocaust.

What happened? How did it happen? How could it happen? Could it happen again?

What can we do?
Holocaust Remembrance Day is traditionally observed with candlelighting, song, prayers and poems.
Six candles are lighted to represent the six million who were decimated and perished at the hands of the Nazis.

Tonight…After Sundown…
Strike a match..position six candles in their stands, perhaps even melted to various degrees..Light the six…
Step back and observe…how the room becomes radiated with soft, golden light..Then stand in the semi-darkness and offer up a Prayer.

Ponder the light-giving essence of the candle………and let yourself become one.
Spread light…Go out into the world sweet friends…
and continue to enlighten.

That is what we can do.

Sharing the solemnity with my friends over at Rosemary’s Thoughts, third world county, Right Truth, The World According to Carl, Cao’s Blog, Democrat=Socialist, , Conservative Cat, and Right Voices, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

21 Responses to “Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day”

  1. nanc says:

    G-d help u.s. if we EVER forget.

    2 chron 7:14 – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (KJV)”

    may we all find humility.

  2. ben says:

    woman- pbs had a show on this last night, hope you caught it.

  3. bens says:

    nanc
    *nods

  4. Katie says:

    As my father always said:

    Never Forget!
    Never Again!

  5. EDGE says:

    What a truly sad part of human history…let’s just hope this history is being taught in our schools!

  6. Brooke says:

    If the Islamists have their way, we would have another Holocaust in an instant.

    Never again!

  7. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Never forget. We can only hope this never happens again.

  8. Joe Gringo says:

    just read where Hamas said the Jews created the holocaust, in-frickin-sane people

  9. Dwana says:

    I didn’t know there was a Holocaust Remembrance Day. Thanks for informing, Angel. And I will say a prayer, though I don’t have any candles.

  10. Seane-Anna says:

    My name above should be Seane-Anna, not Dwana. Sorry.

  11. KkarlMm says:

    Thank you so much Angel, for reminding us to see/feel outside ourselves for at least this one special day….
    NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

  12. sayitlikeitis says:

    “We can only hope this never happens again”.

    HOPE is not enough, we must be activists to ensure that this does not occur again. Remove evil, terror and stand up to the actions of the wicked.

  13. LomaAlta says:

    Never, never, never again!

  14. Sloane says:

    Thanks for the reminder. Me, my wife, and youngest daughter have a summer trip planned to visit the The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. I’m sure it will be an emotional experience but one that I want my daughter to experience in the hopes that she will never forget either.

  15. Debbie says:

    Angel, haven’t you read … Israel did this to themselves. Well, that’s what some idiots are saying.

    God bless all those tortured souls and I pray nothing like this can ever happen any to anyone.

  16. Rosemary says:

    Thank you for reminding me. It is sad that as we do this, there is another genocide happening. Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, West Bank, etc. What do they all have in common? They are all ar-abs, and they all love the book ‘mein kompf’…

  17. Angel says:

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING FRIENDS. Bless you all. :)

  18. angie says:

    Never again!
    Be blessed.

  19. MK says:

    Hopefully never again folks, hopefully. May they rest in peace now.

  20. Martin says:

    So sad, as we look at the horrible events occurring almost regularly in China – the selling of kidneys belonging to political prisoners, to the use of their skin in cosmetics to just name a couple of atrocities going on right now – it amazes me not how quickly we forget, but how quickly we compartmentalize. We say, oh, this was terrible what the Nazis did; never again. But if the Russians do it, or if the Saudis or Islamofascists do it, or if the Chinese do it, it’s completely different. We’ve even created an international organization called the UN to institutionalize this thinking, even placing countries like Libya on its Human Rights commission, while criticizing the U.S. and Israel for not going along. While at the UN, I saw for myself as diplomats, academics, and other officials decried the worst threat to humanity today: climate change. And what of human rights? We still haven’t even agreed on a definition for “terrorism”, let alone “despotism”, both of which lead to the cruelest abuse and poverty of real human beings. It is sad to see stupidity always finds a way. These are some of the things I thought about as I walked through the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. not too long ago.

  21. benning says:

    It happened because of the unreasoning hatred of Jews. It happened because the world feared a return to war after World War I. It will happen again for the same reasons. But it won’t be the German Nazis and their ilk who do it. It will be the Arab Muslims and their ilk.

    Never again!