Isaiah 56:5
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5  I will give them, in My House And within My walls, A monument and a name Better than sons or daughters. I will give them an everlasting name Which shall not perish.

v’-na-ta-TEE la-HEM b’-vay-TEE uv-kho-mo-TAI YAD va-SHAYM TOV mi-ba-NEEM u-mi-ba-NOT SHAYM o-LAM e-ten LO a-SHER LO y’-ka-RAYT

ה  וְנָתַתִּי לָהֶם בְּבֵיתִי וּבְחוֹמֹתַי יָד וָשֵׁם טוֹב מִבָּנִים וּמִבָּנוֹת שֵׁם עוֹלָם אֶתֶּן־לוֹ אֲשֶׁר לֹא יִכָּרֵת׃

 56:5   A monument and a name

Hall of Names at Yad Vashem

Jerusalem’s famous Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem (‘a monument and a name’), takes its name from this biblical verse. Yeshayahu articulates Hashem’s promise that even those who are unable to have sons and daughters will be memorialized in Yerushalayim by their “everlasting name.” According to its mission statement, the museum “safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations.” Yad Vashem has already collected and memorialized the names of over four million Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, and aims to persist until all 6,000,0000 names are recovered. The museum is often a first stop for visitors to the Jewish State, because in order to appreciate the State of Israel, one must understand the tragedy of the Holocaust.

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Isaiah 56
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  • I have visited Yad Vashem twice and each time was a heartbreaking experience. We’ve been taught such a twisted and white-washed version of our own history that it will forever stand as a shame for us as a world. We allow the past to be revised and reviled and even those that bear the scars to this day are ignored and forgotten as we try to erase our sins.
    May Elohim forgive us!
    Baruch Hashem.


Isaiah 56:5

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