The Antidote to Bigotry and Hatred

A rabbi's acts of kindness and respect make a surprising impact decades later.

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With thanks to Rabbi Naftali Reich for verifying this story about his family.

Comments (6)

(5) Brodie Tepper, June 15, 2020 12:09 AM

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(4) Jeffrey Unger, June 9, 2020 10:32 PM

He was nice only after learning his ancestry, was nasty and dismissive before that. Probably went back to being nasty on the next guy. Whatever happened to kindness to strangers?

(3) Andrea Schonberger, June 9, 2020 7:12 PM

It's a nice story but...

That' just it, a nice story. George Floyd could have been the pillar of his community, known for his kindness and charity, and it wouldn't have made one bit of difference to the police officers that killed him. You know why? Because of his race.

(2) Anonymous, June 9, 2020 4:06 PM

Very special story

Thank you for sharing.

(1) Anonymous, June 9, 2020 4:01 PM

But, the banker wasn’t interested in helping him UNTIL he learned who his great grandfather was. How was that kindness?
I think the story missed the point.

Anonymous, June 9, 2020 4:51 PM

You’re right, but the kindness in the story was not that of the banker. It was the great grandfather’s kindness that taught the lesson.


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