Dear Karen, Jake and Ana,

I love this picture of Michael receiving T’ruah’s Raphael Lemkin award in
2006. The award is named after Lemkin because, as you may know, he was a
Holocaust survivor who went on to create the Genocide Convention of the UN
to ensure that this horror didn’t happen to anyone again. The podium at
B’nai Jeshurun that Michael is standing behind says “In the way of
righteousness is life” (Proverbs 12:28), which is, of course, how Michael
lived–with a commitment to righteousness. The continuation of the verse is
“in the pathway thereof, there is no death”