FFOZ Holocaust Webinar

If you haven’t heard already, FFOZ is hosting a FREE, two and a half hour webinar presentation on the Holocaust this week entitled “An Overview of the Holocaust From a Critical Perspective.” The first session will be tonight from 8:00-10:00pm (CST) and the second will be Sunday from 6:30-9:00pm (CST).

From the FFOZ blog, they state:

This presentation is sub-titled “…from a critical perspective” as the introductory content places heavy emphasis on the role of Christian theology in the formation of the cultural climate that allowed for the Holocaust to happen.

I encourage anyone who can to join this event and promote it on your blog, Facebook, etc. Let’s get to word out and “stand in the gap” for the people of God. Here is some brief info regarding the seminar invitation and speakers, directly from the FFOZ announcement:

Webinar Invitation

Join us for this informative free webinar. Invite your friends, pastors, and/or host an evening for people to view this powerful presentation together. Professionally presented information with over 250 PowerPoint slides containing images (some graphic), stats, charts, maps, etc. You will be greatly informed and educated in this critical historical event. Once registered an e-mail notice will be sent giving you the login and call in information.

Webinar Presenters

Instructor: Daniel Hennessy
Special Guest: Dr. Michael Schiffman of Chevra
Host: First Fruits of Zion

Daniel Hennessy

Hennessy is a Holocaust educator trained at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and was awarded the Meyer A. Nathan Scholarship for teaching the Holocaust by the national office of the Anti-Defamation League. He’s also been trained by visiting staff from the Yad Vashem Int’l School of Holocaust Studies located in Jerusalem, Israel.

Chevra (Dr. Michael Schiffman)

Chevra has been operating since the fall of the USSR. Elderly Jews, mostly holocaust survivors, are living below the poverty level and do not know if they will have food for the next day. Chevra provides food parcels, and soup kitchens, and funds for medicine to them. Chevra also operates throughout Israel providing for the hurting and needy. With the aging population of holocaust survivors, this may be the last opportunity we have to help them. People who endured such horrible things should not finish their lives in starvation and poverty. (There will be an opportunity for you to give into this important work).

Webinar Invitation

Join us for this informative free webinar. Invite your friends, pastors, and/or host an evening for people to view this powerful presentation together. Professionally presented information with over 250 PowerPoint slides containing images (some graphic), stats, charts, maps, etc. You will be greatly informed and educated in this critical historical event. Once registered an e-mail notice will be sent giving you the login and call in information.Webinar PresentersInstructor: Daniel HennessySpecial Guest: Dr. Michael Schiffman of ChevraHost: First Fruits of ZionDaniel HennessyHennessy is a Holocaust educator trained at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and was awarded the Meyer A. Nathan Scholarship for teaching the Holocaust by the national office of the Anti-Defamation League. He’s also been trained by visiting staff from the Yad Vashem Int’l School of Holocaust Studies located in Jerusalem, Israel.Chevra (Dr. Michael Schiffman)Chevra has been operating since the fall of the USSR. Elderly Jews, mostly holocaust survivors, are living below the poverty level and do not know if they will have food for the next day. Chevra provides food parcels, and soup kitchens, and funds for medicine to them. Chevra also operates throughout Israel providing for the hurting and needy. With the aging population of holocaust survivors, this may be the last opportunity we have to help them. People who endured such horrible things should not finish their lives in starvation and poverty. (There will be an opportunity for you to give into this important work).

Sorry – I forgot to include a link to the registration for the event! Here it is:

http://ffoz.org/blogs/2010/03/holocaust_webinar_registration.html

Kol Menachem Haggadah

Slager Haggadah imageAlthough Passover is over this year, I just ran across another interesting haggadah. It is the Slager Edition Haggadah from Kol Menachem. Kol Menachem is a publishing company dedicated “to organize the thousands of hours of public sermons and teachings of the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe and make them universally accessible.” They are the publisher responsible for the five-volume Gutnick Chumash, which I have previously referenced.

I would have liked to peruse this volume before Passover this year, but I guess it will have to wait until next year. I am curious as to the chassidic insights into the text of the haggadah.

It is also worth mentioning that they are in the process of publishing a multi-volume edition of Rambam’s 13 Principles of Faith with commentary based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I think this would also be fascinating and be worth the investment to explore the chassidic thoughts in regard to this topic.