Seth Greenberg, who will coach the U.S. men's basketball team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, was fired by Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg was named the head coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Games men’s basketball team.
What never fails to amaze me is that there were one, or 36, or tens of thousands of the just and righteous, who stood solitarily against the terror, who defied the cautious "wisdom" of their fellow citizens. Let us reserve the once honorable word "hero" for such men and women, even though, ironically, they may be the first to reject the honor.
Irony. In a book or a movie, it's the writer's way of giving the observer a slap in the face. People attempt to expect the unexpected, but when it actually happens no one is prepared.
Jewish law considers mental illness as serious and real as physical illness, says Rabbi Elliot Dorff, professor of philosophy and co-chair of the bio-ethics department at the American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism), with an accompanying obligation of treatment.
Librescu's story has to make me wonder whether even my complex answers suffice. Some men experience brutality and become monsters, some witness evil of historic proportions and become saints. It is all much more mysterious than I will ever know, than any of us think we know.