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11) 'The biblical meaning of Sho'ah is rooted in strict theological structures of Verstehen, such as the causal relationship of sin and punishment, commandment and reward, divine revelation in history and divine providence in one's personal experience.
So central and so deeply symbolic is the remembrance of the Sho'ah that a manufactured "Auschwitz experience" can be had in Washington.
For the first time the historical conditions are right: the Sho'ah has shocked Christians into the realization of the "Christian roots" of anti-Semitism, and the existence of the state of Israel has helped Jews rethink their relationship to their younger covenant siblings.