Dear Friends,

Long ago our sages taught: “In a place where nobody behaves as befits a human being, you must nevertheless strive to remain human.” Those words come to mind as I consider the way in which the people of Denmark saved virtually all of its Jews during the Holocaust years. It is a story of “ordinary” people doing extraordinary things on behalf of the Jews whom Hitler sought to capture and put in concentration/death camps.    

Long ago our sages taught: “In a place where nobody behaves as befits a human being, you must nevertheless strive to remain human.” Those words come to mind as I consider the way in which the people of Denmark saved virtually all of its Jews during the Holocaust years. It is a story of “ordinary” people doing extraordinary things on behalf of the Jews whom Hitler sought to capture and put in concentration/death camps.       Would I have the courage to risk my life for someone I didn’t know? The story of Denmark and its Jews poses that question to me and to everyone who hears the “story” of bravery and human decency.

I hope that you will join us tonight and throughout the week for the array of captivating programs that tell of such moral heroism, as the people of Denmark remained “human” in spite of what was occurring all around them. I look forward to the speakers and programs that will enlighten us and restore our faith that goodness will yet prevail over evil.  Do be with us for these compelling experiences.

Shabbat Shalom,

         Rabbi David Greenberg