What is the Sacred Text for Yom Hashoah?

By Arthur Waskow

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, April 15, 1994

The Book of Job would be the best sacred text assigned to Yom Hashoah. Its message of confronting a "mad" God with "causeless" love - a love that allows Job to engage God regardless of God's mistreatment of him - has an appropriate tone for acknowledging the Holocaust.

Topic: Theology, History, Shoah, Jewish Text, Holidays, Holocaust

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.472

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Waskow, Arthur. What is the Sacred Text for Yom Hashoah?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 15 April 1994: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7532


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