Today, we commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. We remember the six million Jews whose lives were lost during the Holocaust. May their memories always be a blessing.
As Israel's President Shimon Peres spoke last evening at Yad Vashem, "The Jewish people are a small nation in number, but large in spirit. That spirit cannot be burned in the ovens. From the ashes of the Holocaust rose spiritual redemption and political rebirth. We rose and we built a state of our own.
...The history of the Holocaust is not just a lesson from the past, it is also a lesson for the future. That we will know how to defend ourselves against dangers and intercept them before time. That we can rely on ourselves.
That we must maintain our moral legacy, which withstood even impossible situations. That we can maintain friendship with friends, and work with them to foster a better future, for every person, for every nation, for all nations. And to guard against humanity ever losing its humanity again.
We’ll ensure that every person will have the right to be different… different and equal. We will never despair."
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