Moral elevation, Gariwo, and the importance of retelling stories of Righteousness

Moral elevation, Gariwo, and the importance of retelling stories of Righteousness

by Craig T. Palmer

Humans are storytellers. We not only tell stories about the past to influence the future behaviour of others, we often retell the stories we hear. Some of the stories told and retold for generations by humans everywhere are descriptions of sacrifice for the sake of others. These stories have a special importance because they can have a very specific influence on those who hear them.

Minister Fedeli signs the Decree and the Memorandum with Gariwo

Minister Fedeli signs the Decree and the Memorandum with Gariwo

initiatives in the schools to popularize the examples of the Righteous

Italy's Minister of Education, University and Research, Mrs. Valeria Fedeli, signed the Decree that establishes the Working Group, composed of representatives of MIUR, Gariwo and the world of School and University, which will have to plan the activities related to the celebrations of the Day of the Righteous of the Humanity, on 6 March every year.

Netanyahu and Kagame: Their Hands Are Full of Blood

Netanyahu and Kagame: Their Hands Are Full of Blood

by Yair Auron

We propose the analysis of the Israeli historian and expert on Holocaust and genocide studies Yair Auron about the meeting - that took place the 24th January 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos - between the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Rwandan President Paul Kagame - the theme it is the deportation of refugees from Israel to Rwanda.

The Memory of the Polish Righteous

The Memory of the Polish Righteous

by Piotr Jacubowski

We started our cooperation with Gariwo to bring to the European Parliament the proposal to establish European Day of the Righteous. On 6 March 2013 the Honorary Committee of the History Meeting House was founded, which over time changed its name into Committee for the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw. By Piotr Jacubowski

The Village of Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam

The Village of Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam

Identities in dialogue

A hill in Israel, half way between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. A dream that has taken roots on this hill since the beginning of the Seventies. A village bearing a Jewish-Arab name: Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam. Which means “Oasis of peace”. By Giulia Ceccutti, Italy's Association Friends of NSWAS.

"Comics and memory: The Righteous Speak to Young People"

"Comics and memory: The Righteous Speak to Young People"

From Jan Karski to Peppino and Felicia Impastato

At Teatro Elfo Puccini of Milan, on 28 January at 9.30, event held by the Associazione per il Giardino dei Giusti, to which Gariwo belongs along with UCEI and Milan's City Hall, for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. Guests are Lelio Bonaccorso, Maria Luisa Impastato, Lorenzo Randazzo and Luigi Bona.

How beautiful is the world’s plurality against evil

How beautiful is the world’s plurality against evil

Hannah Arendt’s Socrates

Why did Socrates claim not to know, when he talked with an Athenian? Because you cannot know in advance the opinion (doxa) of an individual unless you discuss with him humbly, because everyone has his or her own peculiar worldview, and can never be equalled to others. Gabriele Nissim comments upon Hannah Arendt's Socrates.

Teaching activities about the Righteous

Teaching activities about the Righteous

Gariwo's proposals for the year 2015-2016

Within the teaching project “Adopt a Righteous”, the Associazione per il Giardino dei Giusti, in cooperation with Gariwo's Teaching Committee, for this year is going to involve teachers in a two-stage experience: first being introduced to the Garden of the Righteous and then watching a highly emotional theatrical show.

Uniting the Arab world against ISIS

Uniting the Arab world against ISIS

Messages from the civil society and religious authorities

Not only the Muslim civil society mobilized in Oslo to create a "peace ring" to protect the Jewish Community after the Copenhagen attacks. The Great Imam of Al Azhar also called for reform of religious teaching to counter extremism. A Spanish journalist pointed out these are all signs of the "senseless goodness" put forward by writer and Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim.

Taking on the baton of Memory

Taking on the baton of Memory

Gariwo launches "Adopt a Righteous" campaign

“Adopting a Righteous. A force for our future”. 500 students of the schools of Milan and its province have responded to the call launched by Gariwo, taking part in the events planned for Holocaust Remembrance Day together with Paolo Kessisoglu, Gabriele Nissim and Pietro Kuciukian.

​Israel, a revolution in the field of memory

​Israel, a revolution in the field of memory

by Gabriele Nissim

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini
Twenty kilometres away from Tel Aviv, in Ra’anana, there is an innovative university: the Open University of Israel. Thousands of youth from the Kibbutz’ and the Arab Israeli suburbs take online classes from their…

4 days of guided tours to Milan Garden of the Righteous

4 days of guided tours to Milan Garden of the Righteous

for the project "Adopt a Righteous"

Over 400 students participated in project "Adopt a Righteous" put forward by Gariwo Teaching Committee, enlivening the Garden of the Righteous of Milan with readings, writings, drawings and flowers.

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