To the thousands of volumes of Holocaust literature, Monsignor James Murphy adds a unique portrait of Etty Hillesum, a brilliant, talented, truly remarkable woman who lived by the verse from Leviticus (17:19), "You shall not hate your brother in your heart." Hillesum's many gifts included a desire to spread love, never allowing her inner heart and soul to hate, not even those responsible for the extermination of millions. Murphy's book is an important read, especially in our turbulent times of division and hate.
Reuven H. Taff
Rabbi Emeritus, Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento, CA