Monday, April 24, 2017

Because of Romek


By David Faber

A memoir of his ordeal in the camps. He wrote the book in memory of his entire family but especially of his older brother Romek. Faber's book is a documentation of the inhumanities of the 20th century and became required reading in some schools. Faber is an award-winning educator and lecturer on the Holocaust. He currently resides in San Diego, California with his wife Lina, who is also a Holocaust survivor.

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Weekly Scripture Reading

 

For
Shabbat

April 22 / Aviv 26, 5777

Parashah: Shemini - "Eighth Day"

— Torah:
(Vayikra) Leviticus 9:1 — 11:47

— Haftarah:
II Samuel 6:1 — 7:17

In the evening count Omer 12


This week's Parashah speaks about obedience to God. Regardless how well intentioned are our actions, or our deeds, in serving God, they pale in comparison with obedience to Him. God, first and foremost, wants us to listen to Him and to do what He asks us to do. All our good intentions are just dirty rags – “all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment” says the prophet Yeshayahu 64:6. “The road to perdition is paved with good intentions,” goes the saying...

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