Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The future belongs to those who show up

Yitta Schwartz, Who Died at 93, Had 2,000 Living Descendants - After being moved by this story of a Holocaust survivor I couldn't help but wonder how many readers of the New York Times would have been apalled to read this article. It now reminds me of a party where a secular Jew/academic intellectual was shocked to find himself in the company of another academic who was also a sincere Christian; he then asked the man how many children he had. The sophisticate's face of utter astonishment to the response, "five" has stuck with me through the years.

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