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Am I my brother's keeper?

Much as I try to live outside of this characterization, the fact is that both my parents survived the Holocaust. Talk about Tikkun Olam, repairing a broken world - that is exactly what they faced – a world in ruins, a world bent on destroying them - past present and future.  My very existence is proof to me that a good future for the world is indeed possible. That was a gift to build upon.  A poster on my teenage bedroom wall read, “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”  One of those post-Apollo 8 photographs of a fragile and gorgeous planet Earth was in the center of that one.  World was broken; gotta fix it.

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