Category Archives: Mensch

Don’t Want to Be a Refuge and Wander the Earth.

Jews throughout history know this feeling all too well.  This was brought up Friday, by my work buddy Anastase, who’s from Rwanda.  I’m reading a book by a Rwandan exile named Louise Mushikiwabo called Rwanda Means the Universe. Anastase said … Continue reading

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Antoinette Tuff

You didn’t think anyone could write anymore about Antoinette Tuff.  I wasn’t going to, but will now. I have good memories of Decatur, Georgia and my attending the Moonlight and Magnolia Writers conference in 2011.  I was saddened by what … Continue reading

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Is George Zimmerman a Mensch?

He might have been for consoling his neighbor who had the break in.  For calling 911,but then backing off. Otherwise, he misses the mark.  He’s been caught in lies and was confrontational.  There was no need for it.   Related … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin, Mensch?

Benjamin Franklin was a great man and one of my heroes.  I am making my writing about being a Mensch, a new sort of column. Benjamin Franklin if you go by the classic (Leo Rosten) definition of mensch, falls short … Continue reading

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I found the Wikipedia definition which I’ve posted as follows; and will work with that. Mensch (Yiddish: מענטש mentsh, cognate with German: Mensch “human being“) means “a person of integrity and honor.”[1] The opposite of a “mensch” is an “unmensch” (meaning: an utterly unlikeable or unfriendly … Continue reading

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