The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 15 January 2011 / 9 Shevat 5771

A Spanish Tribute

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

Jerusalemites are familiar with the Raoul Wallenberg Square in the center of the capital. It was to be expected that the Jewish State would thus honor the Swedish diplomat credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust.

But it came as a pleasant surprise to learn that the city council of the Spanish city of Monforte unanimously voted to name a street in the town's old Jewish Quarter "Rua de Raoul Wallenberg".

© 1995-2014 Ohr Somayach International - All rights reserved.

Articles may be distributed to another person intact without prior permission. We also encourage you to include this material in other publications, such as synagogue or school newsletters. Hardcopy or electronic. However, we ask that you contact us beforehand for permission in advance at ohr@ohr.edu and credit for the source as Ohr Somayach Institutions www.ohr.edu

« Back to The Human Side of the Story

Ohr Somayach International is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation (letter on file) and your donation is tax deductable.