Five Ways To Reflect On the Holocaust


Today we begin Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here at PunkTorah, we have four resources that give pause to reflect on the meaning of the Jewish community’s greatest modern tragedy.

Learn About the Holocaust on Darshan Yeshiva

Our Intro to Judaism course has a great series of Jewish history videos, including ones on the Holocaust. Register today for a 14-day free trial.

Jewish Philosophy After the Holocaust

How could a loving God allow the Holocaust to happen? This is one of many questions Jewish philosophers sought to answer. This two part video series covers the debate, and many others.

Never Forget This Video

This video made by PunkTorah was released three years ago on Hitler’s birthday.

A Poem For the Holocaust

Written by YentaPunker, a poem that demands us to “take a number”.

Irena Sendler: the Non-Jewish Holocaust Hero

In 1999, a group of Kansas students began a research project dealing with the Holocaust. During their research they heard a rumor about a “female Oskar Schindler” and decided to investigate. Their investigation turned into an incredible account of a Polish woman who managed to save over 3000 Jewish lives during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Free Mishnah Classes at Darshan Yeshiva


Talmud study is ridiculously intimidating. But not anymore. Darshan Yeshiva is now offering a seven-part Intro to Mishnah class, a great way to get started in Talmud study. With seven podcasts and thirteen handouts, students will gain a sense of … [Continue reading]

Parsha Shemini – A Kosher Life

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In this week's parsha we learn about the kosher laws or kashrut.  Keeping kosher is a way of making the everyday actions of eating into a holy act.  Actually, it is quite easy to be kosher.  For example, I have never eaten a chameleon, mole, ostrich … [Continue reading]

#ThrowbackThursday Adventures In Online Passover Shopping


Hi guys! Did you miss me as much as I missed you? I bet you did. This being my first real life Passover, I wanted it to be killer rad. Like every other holiday I've tried to make special, something weird happened in my life that's forced me to … [Continue reading]

Make Your Own Haggadah For Kids

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Please give a suggested $10.00 donation to PunkTorah for downloading this free Make It Yourself Haggadah. Download the MAKE IT YOURSELF HAGGADAH by clicking this link. There is a lot of stuff in Judaism. Wine cups, challah covers, mezzuzot, … [Continue reading]