Eva Rosenberg, now 93, has lived with the memories of this painful time for more than six decades. She still carries the fear with her. I have assured her that the time for worrying about losing her government pension and health insurance because of this has passed. It is, instead, high time for her and her family—and Sidney Rosenberg, now 97—to receive formal apologies from the U.S. government.
As this story reminds us, we have a special obligation as Jews to empathize with those who are considered the “other.” Thus, alongside “The Other Rosenbergs” you will find a sidebar about discrimination against Muslims today. In this issue of Moment, we meet Bahrain’s ambassador, Houda Nonoo. She is a Jew, and a woman, representing a Muslim Arab nation in a time of great political upheaval. Moment also takes you for a Jeep ride along the Israeli-Egyptian border, where you’ll meet soldiers, aging hippies and archaeologists, and hear plenty about smugglers. Our Moment Magazine–Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest winner Kathryn Winter tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a Slovakian Christian woman. Debra Granik, the director of the beautiful, Oscar-nominated film, Winter’s Bone, speaks about the challenges of recreating a rural world so different from her own. And as usual, there’s much more.
Have a wonderful Passover!