Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IILVZDhWcYU THE GIFT OF TEARS; AARON OF THE DRY BONES October 25, 2021.

We start this section with a video. A video that starts quietly with Rabbi Yisroel Meir Lau describing what happened when the first Americans to enter Buchenwald encountered a small boy there. Lau continues with a later event when hundreds of such boys, now living in an orphanage, all without families, all survivors of the camps, were visited by some distinguished dignitaries, The boys refused to acknowledge the belated presence of the visitors until … I’ll leave you to read the rest of the story. It helps define what makes us human.

AUTHOR This video features Yisrael Meir Lau (Lev Ezra Sokol). Rabbi Lau has served as the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Israel, and chairman of Yad Vashem. When he was seven, he was imprisoned in a Nazi slave labor camp and then in Buchenwald concentration camp. He survived, was liberated and immigrated to Mandatory Palestine, now Israel, in 1945.

This video was published October 25, 2021 by The Jewish Learning Institute and is archived at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IILVZDhWcYU/.

It is archived at Think-Israel at https://www.think-israel.org/lau.giftoftears.html/