Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beats the hell out of never trying.
-Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
Zak Ebrahim was only 7 when his father El Sayyid Nosair shot Rabbi Meir Kahane, the leader of the Jewish Defense League in November 1990. His father also helped to plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 while he was in prison. Zak, together with his family, spent years visiting his father in prison until his mom finally decided to stop all communications with him. They also changed their names and his mom remarried.
This is a very quick and interesting read. Very inspiring as well as he did not grow up hating. Wonderful!
Quotable Quotes :
“I’m convinced that empathy is more powerful than hate and that our lives should be dedicated to making it go viral.”
“Everyone has a choice. Even if you’re trained to hate, you can choose tolerance. You can choose empathy.”
“Even people who’ve been raised on hate since birth, people whose minds have been warped and weaponized, can make a choice about who they want to be… People who have been victimized can understand more deeply than anyone how little the world needs more victims.”
Rating : 4/5 stars