The 1960s were certainly challenging times, but also had a healthy idealism that is rare today.
Meg was the idealist par excellence. When she died tragically, New York City named a street after her. Why? She spent decades helping the poor and disadvantaged access affordable housing and healthy living. She was legendary. Undoubtedly, the focus of her work stemmed from her inner knowledge that every human being is created in the Divine image and needs to be respected - and be taught self-respect.
Written by her brother, Rabbi David Charlop, this fascinating and unique book is about an incredible person - Meg - and the close, complicated, exemplary relationship they shared - despite their significant religious differences. This is a story about love, Torah, and one of the great challenges of our day: getting along with those we disagree with.
“This book encourages caring, communication and empathy…[it] is…priceless”
Rabbi Shlomo Aschkenazy, Rosh Kollel Boston-Jerusalem
“Not the usual tale, it affords the reader insights into a very relevant issue: How do we relate in a positive and productive way to those who differ to our values and goals?”
Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Blumenfeld, Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshivas Neveh Zion
About Rabbi David Charlop
Rabbi David Charlop was born in suburban New York to a loving but non-affiliated Jewish family. During a post-college trip to Israel, he developed an appreciation and love for Torah. He later received his ordination and has been teaching Torah to young men of different ages, both in the US and Israel, for over 30 years. For the past twenty years, he has taught and provided guidance for at-risk youth at an English-speaking Yeshiva in Israel. He is happily married, with two children, and has lived in Israel for 25 years.