May 13, 2013

Counting Jews

We just read Parshas Bamidbar in which the Jewish people are counted.  Why were they counted? As Rashi says, because they were dear to Him, He counted them often.

The same week, there was a news item that said that Yad Vashem representatives "are going door-to-door in a race to record the memories of elderly survivors before their stories are lost forever."  They have 4.2 million names of those who were killed in the Holocaust and are trying to collect as many names as possible before the few remaining survivors die.

There's counting and there's counting.

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