It is Holocaust Remembrance Day and now also Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees for tithing purposes.
Such an interesting juxtaposition. Fear and hate led to nearly successful genocide of European Jewry, not to mention the incitement of pogroms across the world. But yet, an ancient Jewish tradition persists at the same time, one that is being reinvented to ensure it stays relevant to Jews in the modern world.
The Tree of Life lives on.