Today is the day of the Shoah. Yesterday I was at a conference on “how to transmit the memory of the Shoah.” I realized three things I always thought and I realized thanks to the lesson of prof. levi about Amalek that preceded the conference.
The first thing is that the “identificatory learning”, one for which there is sympathetic and imagines of being the victims is not a good teaching and produces more harm than good, not least the desire to get rid of a psychological and emotional content so heavy.
The second thing is that transmitting the memory of the Shoah to non-Jews is not a task of Jews .
the sequence of the lesson of Amalek – the persecutor of the Jews for excellence and prototype of all others to come – and the conference on the transmission of the memory of the Holocaust made me realize that the commandment of the Torah to “remember what Amalek did to you “must be read with the emphasis shifted to “you “. I’ll explain.
suffer evil, suffering violence, suffering injustice is one thing that we need to think to understand how evil, violence and injustice change us, transform us, we get worse, weaken us, cure us, make us cynical and indifferent.
from generation to generation we must work on ourselves to avoid this game down and not give it to our persecutors defeated the purpose of which lead to their level and take away our immense heritage of humanity that comes from the study of the torah.