Friday, February 10, 2006 I was asked the following question:
Dear Rabbi Dan,
I am wondering if you know the origins of the phrase "righteous gentiles"? I
have a feeling it is from the Torah, but I don't know.
was my response:
I am not 100% certain but I believe that it is attributable to either Simon
Wiesenthal or Stephen Spielberg. Regardless, however coined the term has created
a designation for any person who stood up to the Nazis at grave risk to
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you for your kind attention and this opportunity to share with you,
Rabbi Dan S. Wiko
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