Elie Wiesel’s victory, and our ongoing war


Today’s Israel HaYom newspaper leads with the death of Elie Wiesel. The headline there says:

“A symbol of the victory of the human spirit over evil.”

It is somewhat poignant that this shares the front page with coverage of the drive-by murder of Rabbi Michael Mark, and the Gaza launched rocket that hit a kindergarten in Sderot. Because, to my mind, regardless of previous victories, we must not lose sight of the fact that today true evil remains at large.

To put it another way: the war against the Jews continues.