by Shoshana Wagman
Commemorating Yom Hazikaron and then celebrating Yom Haatzmaut in MMY was a very emotional and inspirational 48 hours. Our program started on Sunday night with a special night Seder with Rabbi Haber which started off with the 2 minute siren, lighting a yahrtziet candle, saying Pirkei Tehillim and a Shiur.
The following morning Shaun Sacks spoke to us about the importance of having such a day and emotions we may encounter at Har Herzl, where we had the opportunity to wander around and learn people's stories and participate in the national ceremony which was directed towards the bereaved families.
by Talya Molotsky
MMY unanimously sang the praises of Mrs.Eisenman, our guest speaker (click here to listen) for Yom Hashoah.
Mrs. Eisenman was sent to us by "The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel" (an amazing organization started by holocaust survivors to assist needy survivors in israel and enable them to live with dignity - for more information click here) and the Jerusalem Municipality. Mrs. Eisenman works with the Foundation to address the issue of loneliness of survivors.
A child survivor of Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele, and numerous other terrors of the Shoah, Mrs. Eisenman came to tell over some of her experiences. Girls described Mrs. Eisenman as "inspiring" and "brave" and were particularly impressed with her thoughts about God and her experiences. She described that she does not believe in God; she said it's not a matter of belief because she lives with God every second and He is a part of her. She is a prime example of someone with "Emunah Pshutah," an extremely high level of faith in God.