Mark Your Calendar: 7:00pm Tuesday 28 January 2020, James Diamond on “The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi”.

Temple Shalom
543 Beechwood Drive
Waterloo, ON N2T 2S8

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Prof. James Diamond, the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Waterloo, will speak about

“The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi”.

Summary: During World War II, a group of poets, artists, and historians in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of documents attesting to their suffering and resistance as Jews under Nazi rule. Among those recovered was a manuscript of weekly sermons delivered in the Ghetto by a Hasidic rabbi desperately trying to preserve his faith in the face of unimaginable loss and pain. It is a rare testament to one human being’s struggle with the incomprehensible evil of the Holocaust.

Note: this talk is a reprisal of Prof. Diamond’s Nov. 5th talk that was unfortunately scheduled at the same time as the SJAM Holocaust Education Lecture. For those who missed Prof. Diamond last time, this is another chance to hear this important talk.

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