Sunday, December 09, 2018

Never Again. This time with meaning.

I've known Gary Rush since we were kids growing up a couple of blocks apart in an idyllic suburb north of Montreal. He's a gifted photographer, life-long runner, and an inspirational contributor back to the communities he serves. You want to meet him.

He shared this photo on Facebook earlier this evening, and I felt compelled to carry his message forward. Here's what I wrote:

Indeed, light will always find a way to vanquish not only darkness itself, but the forces that cast its shadows over us.

That we live in an age where Never Again seems to have been forgotten, and Jew-hatred seems to be not only de-rigeur and de-cloaked again, but outright encouraged by the so-called leader of the free world, who dog-whistles white supremacy to his racist base, should chill us all.

The 8th night of Chanukah, where the light shines most brightly, is an ideal time to raise the volume on this message. But make no mistake, this is a battle that will not end with the dimming of the Chanukah lights. We're just getting started, and we delude ourselves by assuming this is a fight that involves only Jews. Remember who they also went after, and remember those who stepped in on their behalf.

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