What ‘never again’ means
Bernie Farber denigrates the use of “never again” by attempting to link it to calamities that have or are taking place at the present time (“We must give real meaning to peace and ‘never again,’” Nov. 3).
As noble as it may be to care for our indigenous peoples and the Yazidi refugees, the use of “never again” has no connection to any catastrophes perpetrated on innocents other than the Holocaust.
“Never again” rose as a plea from the ashes of Auschwitz and sworn to by the remnants of a broken Jewish People. This was a cri de coeur that pledged that “never again” will the Jewish People permit any attempt by those who wish to do them ill to succeed.
If left-wing ideologues wish to convince themselves and the world of their goodness, they can do so.
The miracle that is the State of Israel stands as a bulwark in the meaning of “never again”.
It remains for them, and all people of good faith, to support Israel, a moral and decent nation, in its search for a true and lasting peace while maintaining the ability to ensure that “never again” means never again.