When my little baby grandson grows up and asks me what it was like to live in 2007, I hope I'll be able to remember this. Somehow this one sentence says it all. From Meryl Yourish:
The first rabbi to be ordained [in Germany] since the Holocaust covers his kippa with a baseball cap for fear of anti-Semitic attacks.
The hard part will be explaining how I really didn't expect it to go like this, how growing up in a lull between conflagrations, I believed that a world without antisemitism was the very definition of normal. I believed it would never come back to haunt us.
I was complacent, I was a fool. But that was then; this is now.