The Holocaust as Commandment

By Michael Berenbaum

Eugene Borowitz, November 2, 1979

The casual application of terms such as "Holocaust" to events that are not comparable effectively strips the words of meaning. Jews post-Holocaust will be defined by this event in their history; responsible awareness includes understanding its seriousness.

Topic: Language, Shoah, Meaning, Identity Formation, Holocaust

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

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.9/no.180

Page Number(s): 175-176

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Berenbaum, Michael. The Holocaust as Commandment. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 2 November 1979: 175-176. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8960


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