Today is Yom HaShoah, the day that the world remembers the Holocaust.

Below is one of the most powerful images I have ever seen because it describes in a single image what was taken away by the destructive powers of hate, fear, bigotry and ignorance.


And finally, as I remember today, I share this poem.

Written in Pencil in the Sealed Boxcar

Dan Pagis


Here in this [sealed] shipment (transport)

I [am] Eve

With Abel my son

If you see my older son

Cain the son of Adam

Tell him that I


From  Burnnshaw, Stanley, T. Carmi, Susan Glassman, Ariel Hirschfeld, and Ezra Spicehandler, editors. The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself: A new and updated edition. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003. P. 221.

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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1 Response to Remember

  1. Frume Sarah says:

    That is my all-time favourite Pagis poem. There is just something so powerful about it.

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