We have learned nothing from the Holocaust

People of all religions and those who have no religion: We learned nothing from the Holocaust. Where are the Muslims who should be demonstrating in the streets, where are the Christians, the Jews, the Hindus and all leaders of every religion on this planet? I appeal to you, children and babies are being massacred and the world is silent. I am willing to go to any faith group and organize a major protest.

Speak out about this for G-d’s sake. The fall of Aleppo may Initiate the end of the revolution. Children , women, old men, and civilians are being murdered. There are those who say that this is a civil war and we should let them fight it out on their own, if the tables were turned they would not help Israel or the Jews. We Jews are supposed to be the “light unto other nations.” This is why we must be vocal to help stop this Genocide.

As one whose parents were in the Holocaust and who lost most of his family including two siblings, all I can do is speak out for these poor souls. I only wish I could do more.. Yes, I feel guilty watching the horrible pictures of the dying while sitting comfortably in a chair here in the U.S. I pray for them and ask that all of us do so. I remember growing up in Kansas City seeing my father’s numbers of his left arm and my mother who had aged more than her years, asking, where was the world to help. I now repeat the same question and have no answer.


About the Author
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth-El, Edison, New Jersey received his ordination and doctorate of Education from Yeshiva University in New York. He also possesses A.A., B.A., M.A., and M.S. degrees in communication and education. He possesses a Doctor of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. He taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Yeshiva University in New York. His books include: “Theological and Halachic Reflections on the Holocaust,” “Contemplating the Holocaust,” “The Holocaust as Seen Through Film,” and "Echoes of the Holocaust."