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Day #1: The Menorah & The Swastika

A Few Days Before Hitler’s Rise to Power, a Jewish Woman Writes a Chilling Note

7 min

Painting by Yoel Judowitz

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The first episode of our Chanukah 5779/2018 "a video a day" series. Day #1: The Menorah &  The Swastika by Rabbi YY Jacobson

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    SHOULD BE 'CHANUKAH 5693' ?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Thank you for this video 

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Thank you for this video 

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    Jody -4 years ago

    Dear Rabbi,

    I am loving your videos and sharing them! Thank you so much! Happy Chanukah to you and your loved ones! #AmYisraelChai #WeWon. I am the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and my victory is to live as a strong, proud and connected Jew! And to inspire others to do the same 🙏I am so grateful for your ability to share Torah in a way that bypasses the ears and goes straight to the neshama!

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    Juliet -4 years ago

    I saw your video on the Menorah & the Swasxxxx (forgive me as I cannot write the word for the evil symbol). To say I was deeply moved would be an understatement. Tears were streaming down my cheeks from the beginning. To see a symbol of light near a symbol of darkness was chilling. Isn’t it profound how one of the most enduring symbols of Judaism is still around while the other is not.

    Lighting candles has always had tremendous significance to me due to my grandmother. Even though I can only remember her lighting Shabbos candles, it is all connected. The memories of her lighting candles & bringing the flame to her face with her hands always warms my heart. She passed away a long time ago & will live in my heart forever.

    When it was revealed in the video that the photo was taken by the man’s grandmother, it spoke to me on multiple levels. I often look at a photo of my grandmother for comfort. She represents the eternal flame in my heart & I look to her when my light is feeling dim. I am in the process of becoming better acquainted with my Jewish roots & she symbolizes the purity of the religion. Despite any hardships in her life, she would faithfully light the candles every Friday. She will always be my beacon of light & reminder that there is light in the darkness.

    Thank you for stirring my soul with this moving tribute. 

    With Gratitude,Juliet              

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