Holocaust Denial, A Jewish Phenomenon also, part 1 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David Turner
    • 30.01.07 | 17:23 (IST)

    Finally a path to understanding Orthodoxy?s response to Shoah, and that community?s antipathy/ambivalence towards the Jewish state. Simplistic platitudes such as, ?G-d?s punishment for our people?s sinfulness? in Europe, a dismissal later carried forward to ?justify? the death of Jewish children in an Israeli bus accident years later left me embarrassed for the celebrated rabbi who so justified it, concerned that Israeli orthodoxy might actually think and believe in such simplistic terms. Holocaust denial is not just a Christian phenomenon, as the recent case of Natorei Karta members attending Ahmadinejad?s recent anti-Jewish circus demonstrates. But there are also degrees of denial, ranging from Christian efforts to insulate their religion from complicity in the slaughter, to abject and theologically-based Jew hatred. On the Jewish side denial is expressed as the assumption that we, by our own sinful behavior, were responsible for Shoah, own destruction;

    from the article: Sign of Haredi society coming to grips with the Holocaust
    First published 00:00 30.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.01.07
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