Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel

While we officially celebrated Holocaust Remembrance Day in the U.S. in January, the more credible date comes from Israel.  While I have major issues with how Israel treats and isolates Palestine, Jews everywhere deserve to know that they have a place in the world where they will be welcomed and not marginalized and persecuted.  Scapegoating is a convenient tool for both powerful people trying to distract the masses and from powerless masses looking for someone to blame.
I was in Washington, D.C. soon after the Holocaust Museum opened.  It was a sobering experience to journey through the exhibits with a passport linking me to the experiences of a single individual during that time and to then find out whether that individual lived or died.  Most of them died.  My only regret is not allowing nearly enough time at the end of the tour to sit watching and listening the the testimony of the individuals who contributed their stories.  Please check out the link to the United States Holocaust Museum (here and below).