On April 29, aboard a bus leaving the Nazi death camp at Majdanek, Marlboro teen Emily Dubin composed a poem intended to honor victims of the Holocaust and to freeze her feelings at that moment so they will never be forgotten.
The March of the Living is a two-week educational trip in which teens and adults from all over the world travel from Poland to Israel to learn about the Holocaust and beyond. On Yom HaShoah, thousands of teens and adults march the three-kilometer distance from Auschwitz to Birkenau.
Travel restrictions imposed by the FAA on U.S. airlines servicing Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport are now in their second day with no indication when they will be lifted. Of course, that is causing all kinds of trouble for people trying to get to Israel or fly back home.
During their high school years, most teenagers wrestle with what seems like endless questions, and very few answers. Questions that, as I now look back, allowed me to explore and connect with my heritage and culture, and to develop my Jewish identity.