The 91st Moment

By Leonard Fein

Moment Magazine, December 1984

Leonard Fein commemorates the 10th anniversary of Moment Magazine through a trip to Israel with his daughters. Upon their return, what they recalled most was not bravery at Masada, nor tears at Yad Vashem, but volunteering at a workshop where elderly Israelis worked restoring picture books for young children. The heroism and martyrdom of the Jewish past are interesting, moving, and inspiring, but the stuff of the Jewish present, of Jewish life, is, among many other things, helping sweep the floors of rooms where old folks renew books for children. When the magazine was gestating, there were those who asked to see its manifesto. But there was no manifesto then. and there is none now. The poems and the essay and the reports are things of Jewish life. Moment tries to sustain the Jewish vocabulary that there may flourish a Jewish civic culture to sustain Jewish dreams and preserve Jewish life.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Publications, Volunteerism, Discourse and Dialogue, Community Building

Name of Publication: Moment Magazine

Page Number(s): 13-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. The 91st Moment. Moment Magazine. Moment Magazine. December 1984: 13-15.


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