I think the Boston Herald needs to hire a couple of Jews.
Yesterday was Yom Hashoah, the day when Jews commemorate the genocide of the Holocaust, the systemic attempt to eliminate all Jews by the Nazis that led to the deaths of at least six million Jews.
It’s a solemn event, filled with bitter remembrances and resolves to never let it happen again. It’s an unhappy time, with the silver lining being that — as so much of Jewish history revolves around — the effort to wipe out the Jews failed. (I once read that every Jewish holiday can be distilled into nine simple, one-syllable words: “They tried to kill us. They failed. Let’s eat!”)
It’s the official day for the Jews to observe this, but it’s something we should all note and remember as a black mark on human history.
If the Herald had at least one Jew on the editorial staff, then maybe — just maybe — they’d know that Yom Hashoah is absolutely nothing to “celebrate.”