Why I Didn’t Stand for the Siren

The cynical use of the Holocaust to politicize our children and society finally forced me to say, 'to hell with it.'

This year, when Education Minister Shay Piron decided to teach my children about the Holocaust, I didn't stand for the memorial siren for the first time in my life. The day after my oldest son, 6 1/2 years old, asked me, “Mom, why did they kill so many of us during the Second World War?” and a few hours before my middle son, 4 1/2 years old, returned from preschool with...