This coming Sunday we will commemorate Yom Hashoah, a day to remember the Holocaust.
At a time in America, where we are seeing a spike in Antisemitism, it is more crucial than ever to remember the atrocities that occurred during World War 2.
One of the many messages you can teach your child is perseverance. Despite losing 6 million lives in the Shoah, and despite making up an extremely small percentage of the world’s population, Israel and more specifically Jews have persevered and become a force to be reckoned with. Just last month, Israel sent a privately funded spacecraft to the moon. Had it landed, they would have been only the 4th country to do so, in the company of the US, Russia, and China. That’s a major accomplishment. Two days after crashing, Israel’s space division announced that they learned a lot from this, they will regroup and try again. Perseverance!
Another message to teach- belonging. Those that came before us, gave up their today for our tomorrow. Our ancestors fought for themselves and for us. If only they were able to experience how we live today. We need to stand proud. We should continue to act as a light unto the nations and be there to help anyone in need.
With these two messages- perseverance and belonging, you can raise your child with a sense of pride, knowing they too will accomplish great things.