3:15PM Why Counting Omer on Holocaust Memorial Day is My Small Act of Defiance
Sacred Seven Cycle/Week One: Done!
At 3:15 pm on the 11th of April 1945, the American Army’s 9th Armored Infantry Battalion stormed through the barbed wire gates of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany, freeing, at least in body, some 21,000 prisoners. Among them my father Naphtali, age 19 and his 7 years old brother, Israel. Steven Fenves, a young […]
The Art of Counting/Amichai Lau-Lavie April 23 2014 YESTERDAY was Earth Day, the Eighth Day of Passover, my 45th Birthday, and the end of the first week of seven in the sacred count. Clearly, some days matter more. But what matters most is the art of counting. TODAY we begin counting the second week of […]