Jerusalem’s world-renowned Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, takes its name from the above Biblical verse. Yeshayahu articulates Hashem’s promise that even those who are unable to have sons and daughters will be memorialized in Yerushalayim by their “everlasting name.” According to its mission statement, the Yad Vashem museum, “safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations.” Yad Vashem has collected and memorialized the names of over four million Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, and aims to persist until all 6,000,0000 names are recovered. The museum is often a first stop for visitors to the Jewish State, because to appreciate the State of Israel, one must understand the tragedy of the Holocaust. Tens of thousands of elderly Holocaust survivors are currently living in Israel. Many of these survivors are left without family and do not have the necessary means to provide for themselves. This Jewish New Year, warmly embrace these heroes by sending them a personalized gift of tea and honey.
During the Holocaust Ze'ev Tibi Ram lost his whole family. He survived Auschwitz, a labour camp, and Bergen-Belsen. After being separated from his mother and eventually finding her at the end of the war, she disappeared and Tibi never saw her again. Now, Tibi gives lectures to soldiers about the holocaust and his extensive military experience.
The Hebrew name for Jerusalem, ‘Yerushalayim’ (ירושלים), contains the word ‘shalom,’ peace. The root of ‘shalom’ is ‘shalem,’ meaning whole or complete. Why do people fight against others? Because they are not whole or at peace with themselves. Once one is able to make themselves whole, that they can find inner peace, and are more likely to live peacefully with others as well. Throughout history and until this very day, many people come to Jerusalem to find their own inner peace.
Love receiving the Israel365 Hebrew verse email everyday. a challenge to a new Hebrew learner. great fun. Thanks for the great opportunity to bless Israel with trees. I now have 6 .... doesn't sound a lot, but they are from my heart. Shalom Ann