Yom Hashoah, that's Holocaust day, where did it originate and should we observe it?
It originated from people who are atheists. In the Knesset most of them are atheists. So when people get together, a 'sanhedrin' of great sages without hats, who sit together and they decide to decree a National day of observance for all Jews, you understand the kedusha that lies in it.
Should we observe it? We should ignore it.
What should we do? We'll leave that to the chachmei hatorah; we don't hurry to make days of observances. The chachmei hatorah will do in good time what has to be done, but never should we recognize any kind of pronouncements by atheists.
Good Shabbos to all.
Lízecher nishmas Rav Avigdor Hachohein Miller Ben Reb Yisroel whose yartzeit is today 27th Nissan
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures.
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