It was the great Yiddish playwright Isaac Peretz who said, “A people’s memory is history; and as a man without a memory, so a people without a history cannot grow wiser, better.” From the commandment to always remember our exodus from Egypt to our community’s unwavering efforts to remember the Holocaust, the Jewish people have time and again proven our commitment to never forget our stories.

As Jews, we were commanded to become a nation of storytellers. Throughout the Book of Deuteronomy, Moshe repeatedly warns the people not to forget our stories and commandments, knowing that they would lose their identity, as well as themselves, if they were to do so.

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