Among the many questions with many answers about Jewish prayer is whether on Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day (April 23 this year), one adds the special prayers of praise and thanksgiving, Hallel, and/or omits the prayers of serious supplication, Tachanun.
Ted Merwin |
Special To The Jewish Week
To many children of Holocaust survivors, bridging the gulf between their own lives and their parents’ horrific wartime experiences seems virtually impossible. But opening in New York next week are two one-person plays that attempt to do just that by both elucidating and strengthening the bond between the playwrights and the memories of their parents.