Leel David Sinai
Jewish Diplomacy for Jewish Justice

Never Again Defenseless

Today marks Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, also known as Yom HaShoah in Hebrew. It is a time for us as Jews to remember the atrocities committed against our people during the Holocaust, a day to honor the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, and a day to pay tribute to the bravery and resilience of the survivors.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is not only a time to remember the past, but also an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the future of the Jewish people. The establishment of the modern State of Israel in the Jewish ancestral homeland was well on its way in the wake of Holocaust, but was accelerated as a direct response to the horrors committed against Europe’s Jewry, and it serves as a symbol of hope and resilience for Jews around the world.

Through our support for the State of Israel, we honor the memory of our families and our people, who suffered and died during the Holocaust, by ensuring that the Jewish people will never again be defenseless in the face of hatred and persecution. We work to create a world in which the Jewish people can thrive, free from the fear of discrimination or violence.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, let us remember the past, honor the memory of those who suffered and died, and recommit ourselves to building a better future for the Jewish people and for all of humanity. Let us draw inspiration from the bravery and resilience of the survivors, and let us work together to build a world in which the lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten and in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

About the Author
Leel Sinai is an attorney in New York City. He is a leader within the American Jewish Committee and engages in “Jewish Diplomacy” with diplomats, politicians, and community leaders to advocate for democracy and human rights, the safety and security of the Jewish people, and Israel’s rightful place in the world. As a citizen of both the United States and Israel, he is passionate about international affairs and facilitating dialogue between American Jews, Israeli Jews, and non-Jews globally. Leel holds a joint J.D.-M.B.A. from Hofstra University, a Master of Arts degree in Middle East Studies from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, and a B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York – Buffalo.
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