Tisha B’Av means the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av and is traditionally a day of fasting to remember the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem.

Read more ...

Out of the tears of the Shoah God birthed the modern nation of Israel.  On May 14, 1948 David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel an independent nation.  Israel's Independence Day, Yom Ha-Atzmaut, is celebrated each year on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.  In 1897, Theodor Herzl called together the first Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland to promote the idea of the Jewish people having their own country in the land of Israel.

Read more ...

Gertrud Luckner was born in the year 1900 in Liverpool.  Soon she comprehended the reach of the anti-Semite threat by the National-socialist dictatorship. Since 1938 she had been an employee at the Caritas German Association, after having turned from the Quakers to Catholicism. That was an important condition for her assistance, since the agreement between the Holy See and the German Reich of the year 1933 protected the Caritas activity. From 1940 Gertrud Luckner sent packages to Jews deported from Stettin to Lublin, and later on to the Jews from southern Germany deported to Gurs.

Read more ...