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For years it’s been politically correct to differentiate between “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish,” but with the virulent rants of “Kill the Jews!” and “Back to the gas chambers!” coming out of pro-Hamas riots around Europe in the last two weeks, it’s clear that demonstrators have dropped the mask. Are dangerous times on the horizon?
These are the sons who will never come home again, who will never smile to their siblings, consult with their fathers, or be nurtured by their mothers. How does a family deal with the gaping hole, the searing pain that makes the heart feel like it will shatter? Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau offered solace in the most painful moments of a parent’s life, reassuring them that when it’s time move on, “know that my door is always open to you.”
David Goldman, a. k. a. Spengler, is known the world over for his striking analysis of politics and culture. But he was well into his 30s before he found the true core of his self.