“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” — Eli Wiesel Recently a survey was conducted by Claims Conference to gauge Americans knowledge of the Holocaust. (1)  The findings indicated that only 1/3 to 1/2 of the population knew six million Jews died in the Holocaust.  Only a little over 50% could name a single…

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Love’s Redeeming Power – as told by Lova

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Love’s Redeeming Power – as told by Lova

The shock from the deafening bomb blast paralyzed my 11-year-old body. This time it was closer. Chaos and panic erupted as my mom yelled frantically for me, my brother, and two sisters to evacuate immediately. Our house was on fire! Mom grabbed what few possessions she could while my siblings and I ran outside wailing….

Sima, survived the Holocaust, but not everyone in her family did…

Sima, survived the Holocaust, but not everyone in her family did…

Recently our granddaughter Eliana had her Bat Mitzvah. Eliana shared with all present about a Jewish girl living in another age. It was a gloomy age, reminding us to never forget the suffering of the Jewish people in the Holocaust. WWII started… Eliana shared the story of Sima a Holocaust Survivor. Her 2 sisters Neena and…

A Call to Excellence

A Call to Excellence

I’ve been thinking a lot about excellence lately. We all appreciate and admire athletes, musicians and others who make the necessary sacrifices to become excellent in their field. There is something about excellence that turns us on! Definition of “excellent”: extremely good, superior, outstanding, among the best in it is class-but not perfect The pursuit…