11 and Yom Hashoah

So today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. As any avid reader of this blog will know, one of my main interests is ritual innovation and liturgy. As such, I have long been concerned at we have yet to standardize the religious observances surrounding our modern nationalist holidays, such as Yom Hashoah.

To just such an end, it seems, the Conservative movement has created Megillat Hashoah, a standardized reading for the day. They even suggest reading parts of it to the melody used for Lamentations on Tisha B’av.

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