Contemplating emptiness and loss, from Birkenau to Lower Manhattan.
Special to the Jewish Week
Some holes, frankly, are not meant to be filled or tampered with.
Indeed, while equally empty, not all holes are the same. Natural geologic formations are one thing, man-made atrocities that claim human lives are quite another. One is a landmass of spectacle and curiosity; the other a burial ground and, therefore, especially sacred.