Jonathan Tobin, in Commentary, has written an eloquent and powerful call to action – something that seldom results from the mourning and sorrow of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Both for the Jewish people and for all humanity, Tobin sees the day as an opportunity to remember and, in remembering, to act.
It needs to be stated in as succinct a manner as possible that an ocean of tears cried today or any other day about what happened from 1933 to 1945 will not save a single soul from a similar fate if all we’re willing to do is to talk about the past. Historical remembrance is intrinsically worthwhile. But if we are to give any real meaning to our attempts to embed these events in the consciousness of the world, it cannot be done outside of the context of the ongoing campaign to continue a murderous assault on the Jewish people.