We must listen while we can
Keep writing! I appreciate your professionalism and excellent thinking. My children, raised in Des Moines, spent many summers in Israel with their grandparents who walked across Europe after a pogrom in Poland killed their parents and settled in Palestine, becoming Israelis after 1948. My son is a former IDF officer who has luckily aged out as a reservist. We remain hopeful that the guns and rockets will cease, the hostages will be returned, and the innocent people on both sides can rebuild their lives and live in peace.
These columns are fascinating, and I know other topics you tackle will be, too. The path is yours to shape.
I do like these columns. It’s easy to forget that there are Jews in Iowa, unfortunately. And the long story of Jewish life (and death) feels more entwined with the future of this world every day.
Yes... your insights are important! Please keep writing what moves you.
Such a wonderful and moving column about these two Holocaust survivors. I am so glad that you have decided to write these stories and opinions and share the Jewish experiences and perspectives with all that are willing to learn. I know that I am learning from your articles. Thank you, Arnie, keep them coming.