Review: THE SUNFLOWER by Simon Wiesenthal

Lorri from Jew Wishes reviewed The Sunflower:  On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal.  Here’s an excerpt:

Jews are not responsible for forgiving an act committed against others, but are only able to forgive acts committed by man against themselves. We are not the collective whole, or the collective spine in the area of forgiveness.  Simon Wiesenthal brings that realm of thought to the forefront in bold discussion and brutal honesty, and appears to wrestle with his own decision. The fact that he didn’t fulfill the last request of a dying man haunted him throughout his years. Yet, as a Jewish individual, was forgiveness of acts against another person an expectation of him in the Jewish community? Questions and more questions penetrate the pages, and the Jewish ethics and morals resound through the silence of The Sunflower.

Read the complete review here.

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