Judaism and the Commandment: 'Thou shall remember!'
The heritage of Judaism is stronger than standard religious practices, says the author. This heritage is established by the injunction: 'Remember!'. It must be conceded that no generation is capable of transmitting all important aspects of its life to posterity. Because this is true, no community can trace back its heritage to its origins. But there are those who make an effort to immortalise their experience and there are others who do not seem to show an equal concern. Such efforts are never fully successful. Myth inevitably creeps into every history. But in some traditions it has a dominant role in the remembrance of the past, while in others, and it is the case of Judaism, it is replaced by attempts to preserve the past by re-enacting its particularly significant episodes. This desire inspires the March of the Living, who arrive to Auschwitz from many countries in order to preserve an important part Jewish heritage.
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