Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011)

With all that’s going on in the world now, the death of actress Elizabeth Taylor may seem unimportant in the overall scale of things. Not that the news media hasn’t spent an inordinate amount of time on it. It kind of bothered me in fact that her death took up so much of the media’s time while the horrific events in Israel hardly merit a whisper.

Not only have the events in Israel been virtually ignored, even the unbelievable changes taking place - toppling dictatorships all over the Middle East are receiving short shrift by comparison. Not to mention the still unfolding tragic events resulting from the earthquake in Japan.

Nonetheless even with all that going on in the world I do not think Elizabeth Taylor’s death should go unnoticed by the Jewish people. Why? Watch the following speech she gave in 1980 accepting the first Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Award.