ISRAEL’S PRESIDENT PARTICIPATES IN DIGITAL MARCH TO MARK 2021 HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
International March of the Living will hold a Virtual March on Holocaust Remembrance Day led by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Holocaust survivors, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog, KKL Chair Avraham Duvdevani and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.
Among the Holocaust survivors participating are those who survived due to the selfless acts of medical professionals. Participants in the Virtual March from across the globe were filmed using innovative 3D technology so they appear to be marching along the traditional March of the Living route at Auschwitz – Birkenau.
FRANCE TO RETURN KLIMT PAINTING SOLD UNDER DURESS DURING NAZI ERA
France is to return a painting by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt to the heirs of the Jewish family that was forced to sell it by the Nazis. French culture minister Roselyne Bachelot said restoring it to its rightful owners was an acknowledgement of the crimes they suffered.
She said the painting bore witness to the "broken lives" of the Nazi era.
The French state bought the work, its only Klimt, in 1980 without realizing its history.
HISTORY & DESTINY
By RABBI DR. RAYMOND APPLE
The parashah spells out the details out the details of the sacrifices that were to be offered in the sanctuary. In Hebrew a sacrifice is "korban", from a root that means to come near. The korbanot are history, but they are also destiny.
For both reasons we read the sacrificial data at the beginning of the daily morning prayers. Bringing sacrifices makes us closer to G[-]d. The Netiv Binah says that the offerings "come to teach us that we have received all our possessions from Him and that we are therefore to place them at His disposal".
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RARE ANCIENT SCROLL FOUND IN ISRAEL CAVE
Fragments of a Biblical scroll and other relics have been found in what officials call an "historic discovery" in desert caves in Israel. The dozens of pieces of parchment were written in Greek, with just the name of G[-]d appearing in Hebrew.
The scroll is believed to have belonged to Jewish rebels who fled to the hills following a failed revolt against Roman rule in the 2nd Century.
They were found during an operation to prevent caves in the area being looted.
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