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Yom Kippur Reflections on the Holocaust Myth of Sheep to the Slaughter

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Since 1983 the Conservative congregation of Beth Am in North County in San Diego, California, has used a Holocaust Torah – a Torah from the exterminated Jewish community of Roudnice — 40 kilometers north of Prague. (You can read the story of this Torah’s journey to San Diego.) Although this Torah is used throughout the year, its use on Yom Kippur has a special significance.

The rabbi’s mention during Yom Kippur services of the synagogue’s Holocaust Torah, because it was a Czech Torah, reminded me of this firsthand account in my nonfiction play www.ThinEDgeOfTheWedge.com

I am Sol and I am age 14 in Prague at the time of the announcement of the Munich Agreement [September 1938], for which Czechoslovakia has no say. My........

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