April 24, 2006

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Too much Holocaust?

Tonite's Yom Hashoa, and I'm in the midst of an interesting debate with an Israel-based writer who goes under the pen name of Ahad La'am about whether there is too much Holocaust in Jewish education. I surprised myself by deciding "no"; A.L. thinks we are teaching kids that we are "defined by crimes against us" at the expense of our "own enduring virtues and values."

The original essays are not up on my Web site yet, but Yossi Abramowitz posts my text here; along with a response by A.L.

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