Joshua Hammerman

Joshua Hammerman is an author at Religion News Service.

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Doing the math: What’s a human life worth?

May 18, 2020

(RNS) — As the Holocaust begins to recede from memory, an incontrovertible fact shines like a beacon from the deepest darkness of the 20th century as we face this overwhelming pandemic that will define the 21st. Each human life is priceless.

Auschwitz at 75: From sorrow to song

January 27, 2020

(RNS) — As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the time has come to turn our sorrow into song — in a sense, to embrace Auschwitz.

What is the miracle of Hanukkah’s first night?

December 20, 2019

(RNS) — It may be that 2,000 years later, Jews, a miraculously inextinguishable and inexhaustible people, still joyously light their menorahs and spin their dreidels as the sun sets.

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