Tomorrow night (Thursday the 19th) at 7pm, Temple Israel in Tulsa (at 2004 East 22nd Place, near Utica Square) will host the 15th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration; this year's commemoration is entitled "Why Memory Matters: Israel's Yad Vashem." The featured speaker at this event will be Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, the former director of the Department of the Righteous at Yad Vashem, which is Israel’s Holocaust authority. Dr. Paldiel, who's also our guest today on ST, is a leading authority on rescue during the Holocaust. He's a lecturer at both Yeshiva College (at Yeshiva University) and Queens College (CUNY) in New York --- and his many books include "The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust," "Whosoever Saves One Life: The Uniqueness of the Righteous Among the Nations," and "Sheltering the Jews: Stories of Holocaust Rescuers." You can learn more about Dr. Paldiel's life and scholarship here.