Cindy Seni
Dust off your heels, it's time to change the world.

Thoughts from a French Jew about Nice

I have just received the most chilling voice note from my family in Nice, where my aunt recounts the horrific details of the attack that happened today. They were there. All of my family was there. They saw it all and they cannot un-see what they saw: the horror, the pain, the death, the screams, the blood.

As my aunt explains how she and my family recited the Shema Yisrael over and over again, individuals, Jews and non-Jews alike, recited it along with her, praying and crying to be spared. In that moment, they were together, they were united.

There isn’t much I can say that others haven’t, and concentration camps in Poland have taught me to stop questioning “How can people do this”…..I don’t know. I don’t think i’ll ever be able to understand it. But that’s not the point.

The point is EDUCATION. Educate your kids, your friends, your family, your co-workers and everyone you cross paths in life on what love means. Educate them on how to love. Educate them about co-existence and tolerance, that a human can never be worth less then you because they are different than you.

We HAVE to win this war.

J’envoie beaucoup d’amour, de support, et des prières a tous ce qui sont a Nice et a ma famille. Je vous aime tellement et je pense a vous plus que jamais. Gardez la force et l’espoir, on est la pour vous.

About the Author
Cindy Seni is Alumni of Glendon college, YorkU where she specialized in psychology and trauma. She worked two years for the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of Public Diplomacy. She now works for Honestreporting in Jerusalem. But most importantly, she is a fighter for the Jewish army and her country Israel.
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