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43 Nazi Offspring Undergo Purification in Tzfat

Almost 70 years after the end of WW2, a group of 42 children of Nazi soldiers and collaborators participated this week in a purification ceremony in the northern town of Tzfat, in an attempt to separate themselves spiritually from the horrors committed by their  elders, in a place so famous for its rich Kabalistic history.

The ceremony came at the conclusion of a workshop which is at its fifth year now, aiming to help the children of the murderers’ generation come to terms with their feelings of guilt.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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