Finding Meaning After the Holocaust

Responding to the challenge of faith in a post-Holocaust world.

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As Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, another popular Orthodox theologian, says, we have suffered the curses, we will continue trying to mend the world, and we expect to enjoy the blessings. In the end, the response of the Jewish people to the Holocaust has been to reaffirm our expectation of fulfillment of the Exodus message, that delivery follows devastation, and to decide to heed the biblical command (Deuteronomy 30:15-19) to "choose life and good" so that the Jews and our descendants will live.

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Lesli Koppelman Ross is a writer and artist whose works have appeared nationally. She has devoted much of her time to the causes of Ethiopian Jewry and Jewish education.