Dear Mr. and Mrs. Morgenstern,
I got back from slichos late
last night and opened the files you had sent me. I started to
read the letters just to make
sure the files came through. I was very tired and I really
wanted to go to sleep. I planned on reading them today. I couldn’t
stop reading. I cried a lot. I cried tears of admiration for
a girl, for a person who I never met, but a person who I wanted
to emulate. I read the letter from Randy Sharp and I wondered
if I would ever be able to make such a Kiddush Hashem.
The truth is that I had already
written the part of the speech dedicating the lecture to Nancy.
Today I hope to rewrite the
speech. I think the lesson she taught is so crucially important
in our day and age.
With much respect and admiration,
Rabbi Micah Shotkin