An event was held today at the Lyceum Herzel in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day and the heroism of European Jewry – Yom HaShoah. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Rabbi Mendel Axelrod attended the event representing Chabad Lubavitch in Moldova. He shared his tragic family connection to the Holocaust – his maternal grandparents were victims of the Shoah.
“Remembering is not enough, because memory must coexist with our deeds. We must continue to follow Jewish traditions and fulfill the commandments of the Torah. That will be our real victory – victory over those who wanted to destroy us. Faith has always helped Jews survive, and belief in the coming of the Moshiach is one of the foundations of Judaism. We are the last generation of exile and the first generation of liberation. With God’s help, we will meet Moshiach. Thanks to our good deeds and fulfillment of the commandments, we will help to bring him as soon as possible.”
At the end of the event, Rabbi Axelrod recited a passage from the Mishnah and the memorial prayer Kaddish.