The Survivor Mitzvah
Tomorrow, the 27th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It's a sombre day, to say the least; but this year, it's also a day of giving.
The Hollywood director Zane Buzby (Golden Girls, Newhart, Married...with Children) has established The Survivor Mitzvah, which aims to raise $6 million (in honor of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust) and distribute all of it to elderly survivors. The project's mission statement reminds us that "for many of these elderly and forgotten people, the war never really ended," but with our help, "they may live out their last years with some measure of comfort, support, and dignity."