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Friday, August 23 • 15:00 - 16:00
Why is There No Fast Day to Commemorate the Holocaust?

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I don’t have a convincing answer to this question, especially given that the Jewish calendar has several fast days to commemorate past tragedies, particularly Tishah Be’av. But thinking about this raises interesting and complex issues about how in fact Jewish tradition deals with national catastrophes, including glossing over them.

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Jonathan Webber

Jonathan is a British anthropologist and Jewish activist living in Kraków, Poland. Specializing in modern Jewish society, Holocaust studies, Polish–Jewish studies, and Jewish heritage, he taught at Oxford, Birmingham, and the Jagiellonian University, Kraków; he is now retired... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 15:00 - 16:00 SAST