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YOM HASHOAH — There were seven candles instead of six lit at the annual Yom Hashoah commemoration held May 5 at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Regina.“ Today we will light a seventh candle in memory of the more than five million others who died during the Holocaust,” said Rabbi Jeremy Parnes as he began the evening service. The Megillat HaShoah, a scroll and liturgical reading, was read by six individuals who came to the lectern, lit one of the candles, each representing one million Jews killed, and read one chapter. Each chapter contained a graphic, first-person description of someone who was imprisoned in the infamous ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Parnes lit the seventh candle.

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