Yom HaShoah: How the Holocaust Shaped Faith


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Many Jews light yellow candles on Yom HaShoah to honor the victims of the Holocaust.



In this hour we’ll commemorate Holocaust Remberance Day, or Yom HaShoah, a day to remember the atrocities committed against the Jews in World War II. We’ll examine how the practice of Judaism changed in the aftermath of the war, how Jews managed to survive and thrive in the United States, and how the faithful–Jews and gentiles– saved the faith.


  • Rachel Gordan, post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University
  • Fran Greenberg, Holocaust survivor
  • Marty Brounstein, author of “Two Among the Righteous Few

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