A Singular Event in Jewish History
Shapiro argues convincingly that, contrary to popular opinion, 'the Kishinev pogrom is not just another tragic event in the history of the persecution of the Jews... but an officially planned action.'
Heavens! Entreat for mercy in my name,
If there's God in you, and to that God,
A road I have not found -
Speak prayers in my name!
My heart is dead, upon my lips no song
Of prayer; strength has failed, hope is no more -
How long, till when, how long?
(H. N. Bialik, “On the Butchery”, 1903)