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International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May those who love you be at ease! Psalm 122:6 (My translation)
Today, January the 27th, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was on this day in 1945 that Russian troops liberated the remaining captives from the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, where roughly 1.3 million people were murdered, 90 percent of whom were Jews. The many others who were murdered there included Poles, Roma and Sinti Gypsies, Soviet POWs, Jehovah’s Witnesses, disabled people and known homosexuals.
So I wanted to share this verse today as a way of remembering our Jewish brothers and sisters, as well as the many others who died in the Holocaust.
Psalm 122:6 and Jerusalem
Firstly, this is a Davidic Psalm and focuses on Jerusalem and what it represents for the people of Israel. Those of you who have visited Jerusalem will certainly appreciate, with great fondness, as I do, David’s meditation on the Holy City. It is a song of pilgrimage or ascents, as stated in the first verse. Th…

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