In Yiddish, “Mensch” litteraly means man. But as my grand mother used to say ” all Mensch are men, but not all men are Mensch “. Because a Mensch (with a Capital Letter) means more: it qualifies a person of integrity and honour, someone of noble character, to emulate and admire. Someone who does good, who always strives to be a better person without expectation of return. … Continue reading Wiesel’s legacy in 2 words: DOUBT and RESPECT
Jewish by their Mum, Protestant by their Dad, born in Buddhist countries and raised in a very Catholic one. Meet my children! We are not a religious family (how could we ?) but we love traditions and the spiritual values of religions. Today is the first day of Hanukkah, so I take the lead till Christmas. Hanukkah celebrates the triumph of faith and courage over militaries, … Continue reading Merry Chrismukkah !!!
My kids are Jewish by their Mum and Protestant by their Dad. Mr Attila was born in a Buddhist country and his sister in a totally secular one. We worked in Muslim and Hindu places and we are currently living on a Catholic island. How could we possibly educate our children in a single religion? if there is one thing I learnt from all those years working in … Continue reading My problem with the Filipino teaching
Ever heard about the cliché of the Jewish mother ? the overprotective, loving and overly proud mother who is highly defensive about her children in front of others?… Well, as much I would love to pretend I have nothing to do with her, the apple never falls far from the tree. I am a Jewish Italian kind of mother, minus the great cooking skills! My son, … Continue reading Raising a Non Macho boy
This blog does not do politics nor anything that would be conflict related. I spent enough years working in war affected countries to know better than judging partisans to a cause or any religious people. In addition, I am Jewish. So I know what it takes to be judged on your religion. How many times did I hear ” You Jewish people are killing Palestinians”, … Continue reading Must watch: “Not in My Name”