In the center of Paris, an exhibit at the Hotel de Ville, C’étaient des Enfants, chronicles the story of the children who were deported to the war camps during World War II. A number of these children disappeared right from our neighborhood; almost every school within ten blocks of our home has a plaque to commemorate the children who were taken.… [Read more]
A lone gunman goes postal, sending a battery of bullets into a crowd full of innocent people. There’s an extra groan when it happens at a school or involves small children. If there’s proximity, not something distant on another continent, it’s a reminder that bad things can and do happen, sometimes right next door.
On Monday we were shocked by the fatal shooting of four people, including three students, at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.… [Read more]