The Shoah Still Makes Us Ask: How Do We Recover from Trauma / Yom Kippur Sermon 5770/2011

Yom Kippur 5770 D’var                                                               Rabbi Maurice Harris

The Shoah Still Makes us Ask: How Do We Recover from Trauma?

Good Yom Tov. Tonight I’d like to share some thoughts I’ve been having about questions that emerge from a pop culture phenomenon that has generated a lot of controversy, especially in the Jewish community. I’m talking about Quentin Tarantino’s summer hit movie, Inglorious Basterds. Before I go any further, I want to say that this movie, and my talk, both deal with the subject of the Holocaust. I know that, for some here tonight, the Shoah remains a tender or painful topic, and I hope to engage this topic without reopening anyone’s wounds. I ask your pardon in advance if I miss the mark in that effort.

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