Articles by Belle Jarniewski
May 5, 2016
Since 1953, the 27th of Nisan on the Jewish calendar, which in 2016 falls today, has been marked as a day for observing with solemn ceremony the most terrible tragedy to befall our people.
At the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Winnipeg, in partnership with the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, we have taken this liturgical observance of Yom Hashoah one step further: the Megillat Hashoah reading is an interfaith event
April 29, 2016
A little over a week ago, Jews all over the world marked the Passover Seders together. Read Belle Jarniewski's article on collective story-telling and heritage.
In one of his introductions to the Megillah, Rabbi Reuven Hammer, past president of the International Rabbinical Assembly, elaborated a new imperative of Jewish life; a new responsibility: “We must all view ourselves as if we had personally experienced the Shoah ...