Skip to main content

Asara BeTevet - Yom HaShoah Journal


The woman on the left is Serena Perl, a"h,
Gush alumnus Doniel Fodiman's great-grandmother. 
The woman on the right is Anna Rosenthal, 'שתחי,
Gush alumnus Adam Hoffman's grandmother.
Serena and Anna are sisters who from March, 1942 to May, 1945 were prisoners
in Auschwitz, Birkenau, Ravensbruck, and NeuStadt-Glebe.
They were dedicated to each other and outsmarted death too many times to count.
Now Doniel and Adam are spending a year learning together in Yeshivat Har Etzion. 
If those incredible women could have known during those dark times that they would have grandchildren and great-grandchildren
in The Jewish homeland learning Torah together... 
would they have believed it and been comforted? or laughed in disbelief! 
Every tale of survival is a miracle. 
This one is ours and the miracle continues, 
BeChasdei Hashem, this 50th year in The Gush.
- shared by Zippy Fodiman
Koolulam 2018


"We Have Fled from You to You”: The Impact of the Shoah upon Rav Yehuda Amital
Rabbi Reuven Ziegler and Dr. Yehudah Mirsky



HaRav Yehuda Amital "You Have Loved us and Desired Us"
HaRav Yehuda Amital Confronting the Holocaust
HaRav Yehuda Amital Religious Life During the Holocaust and After
HaRav Yehuda Amital "Forty Years Later: A Personal Recollection"
HaRav Yehuda Amital A Kadish for the Martyrs of the Holocaust
HaRav Yehuda Amital The Holocaust and Jewish Morality: The Views of a Survivor
HaRav Yehuda Amital "Draw Out Your Soul to the Hungry"
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Heroism and the Holocaust
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Challenges of the Holocaust
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Is This Not a Brand Plucked From the Fire?" - Confronting the Aftermath of the Holocaust
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Tracing the Roots of Destruction"
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Weep for What Amalek Has Done Unto You: Lamentation and Memory of the Holocaust in our Generation
Rav David Brofsky The Four Fasts
Rav Tamir Granot Faith and the Holocaust - 29 shiurim
Dr. Miriam Weitman


This website is constantly being improved. We would appreciate hearing from you. Questions and comments on the classes are welcome, as is help in tagging, categorizing, and creating brief summaries of the classes. Thank you for being part of the Torat Har Etzion community!