The blog is presented here in reverse chronological order. “The Final Chapter” is the last post. To read the first post entitled “My Father Has Passed,” please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Chapter 2 The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem: Yad Vashem Yad Vashem in Israel, arguably the largest Holocaust institution in the world, is literally translated from the Hebrew language to “hand” (less literally, but more to the intended meaning, the word refers to “memorial”) “and a name.” In this vein, Yad Vashem strives to…… Continue reading Remembering Those Who Cannot Speak
Chapter 1 After arriving from the Holocaust penniless, Herschel Perl successfully built the first kosher commercial butcher establishment in Toronto, Perl’s Meat. He eventually grew to become Ontario’s biggest Kosher meat supplier across the entire province. He was strong, resilient, and above all compassionate. We are surely going to miss him. May his children see…… Continue reading My Father Has Passed