Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Remembering Daniel Pearl

After recently seeing "A Mighty Heart," I realized that Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal Journalist who was kidnapped and beheaded by terrorists, will always serve as a brutal reminder of the horror we fight.

My post, "Because he was a Jew" here.

Last night Pres Bush and Laura Bush welcomed Daniel Pearl's parents, Professor Judea Pearl and Ruth Pearl, to light their family Menorah at the White House reception: (emphasis mine)

The Menorah originally belonged to Professor Pearl's grandparents who brought it with them when they moved from Poland to Israel in 1924, to establish the town of Bnai-Brak.

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino told reporters Mrs. Pearl hopes the Menorah serves as a "visual reminder to all people who are facing darkness, that with hope and perseverance, freedom and goodness will prevail."