The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 5 January 2008 / 27 Tevet 5768

Never Too Late

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll
When he reached the age of 100 Boris Apimov decided it was time to learn something about his Jewish heritage, knowledge that had been denied him as a result of growing up under a Communist regime. Although he had achieved fame as a Russian caricaturist and had received a 1967 award as the "Folk Artist of the Soviet Union", he did not explore Judaism until he was a centenarian.

Last month the man considered to be the oldest living Jew celebrated his 107th birthday in a Moscow synagogue.

Another proof that it is never too late to return to G-d!

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