sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

July 16, 2012

Legal Insurrection Behind Enemy Lines?

Filed under: blogging — Tags: — edge of the sandbox @ 10:21 pm

Professor Jacobson and his wife were in San Francisco today, and I had the pleasure to meet them.

I was very interested to learn that in the ’80s they visited refuseniks in the Soviet Union.  My uncle was one, and it was very important for us to know that people outside the iron curtain cared.  The solidarity we were shown was one of the high points of Jewish history.

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7 Comments »

  1. […] was on BART yesterday, coming home from meeting Professor Jacobson, when I spotted a dormant issue of the SF Chronicle.  Sad, sad paper with little to read […]

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  2. How cool that you met him!

    Comment by pjMom — July 19, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    • He is a really nice person.
      I actually never met anyone I know from blogging before. If you are ever in California, PJ Mom, I’d like to invite you here.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — July 20, 2012 @ 9:56 am

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