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Tisha B’Av 5788

by: Mitchell Weitzman
July 22nd, 2018
The Rose Temple

“Your work will help rebuild the Temple.”           — Lucia Weitzman, The Rose Temple: A Child Holocaust Survivor’s Vision of Faith, Hope and Our Collective Future Lucia Weitzman is a woman on a quiet, private spiritual journey. Yet she is inspired to write a passage with implications that are controversial and […]

Helping Children in Crisis

by: Mitchell Weitzman
June 28th, 2018

“Even if there was darkness, I was always looking for the light.”           –Lucia Weitzman, The Rose Temple In The Rose Temple, Lucia recounts a childhood filled with fear and uncertainty as a Jewish girl raised Catholic in postwar Poland. Despite her challenges, she was an honors student and a church […]

Divine Communication

by: Mitchell Weitzman
April 18th, 2018

“I see a large gold envelope near my bed. There is the most beautiful white and gold flame coming from it. But the envelope was not consumed by the flame.” — Lucia Weitzman, spiritual messenger, and co-author, The Rose Temple. Think about the signs in your life that make you believe God is trying to […]

I Refuse to Let My Grandfather Be Erased From History

by: Mitchell Weitzman
June 21st, 2017

This month, I am launching a search for anything and anyone related to my maternal grandfather, Michael Berl, who died in the Holocaust. What’s worse (if that’s even possible) is how little is known about him. There is no photo of him. I’m not sure what he did for a living. There is not even […]

How Mother’s Day Can Change The World

by: Mitchell Weitzman
May 11th, 2017

This Mother’s Day, I am of course grateful for the life and nurturing my mother gave me.  And I am blessed that she is still with me.  Yet even in the annals of mother-son bonds, I dare say that our bond has been unusually strong given our eighteen-year collaboration on a book about her extraordinary […]

A Yom HaShoah Reflection: Lucia Weitzman Talks About Choices

by: Mitchell Weitzman
April 19th, 2017
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

Choices Have Both Personal and Universal Consequences The Biblical story of Adam and Eve demonstrates how choices have both personal and universal consequences.   On Yom HaShoah, as we recall the enormity of the Holocaust, we should consider all the personal choices, from the seemingly trivial (such as a childhood taunt) to the significant (such the […]

Why I Wrote the Rose Temple

by: Mitchell Weitzman
February 11th, 2017

In “Why I Wrote the Rose Temple,” Mitchell Weitzman recounts how working with his mother allowed him to bear witness to her strength and conviction of faith while also helping heal his own wounds wrought as a child of Holocaust survivors. Unexpectedly, he also comes to view the book not only as an inspiring story of a woman reclaiming her authenticity, but also as a call to action for healing and repairing our troubled world.

Your Inspired Writing by Lucia Weitzman

by: Mitchell Weitzman
January 6th, 2017

The Rose Temple by Mitchell Weitzman is the compelling story of a woman, a Jewish child Holocaust survivor, raised Catholic, who unexpectedly receives Biblical messages in the course of an astonishing spiritual journey. She finds answers to questions about God’s presence in our world during times of evil and suffering. Reading her story will ignite […]

When God is Leading your Pen by Lucia Weitzman

by: Mitchell Weitzman
December 30th, 2016

The Rose Temple by Mitchell Weitzman is the compelling story of a woman, a Jewish child Holocaust survivor, raised Catholic, who unexpectedly receives Biblical messages in the course of an astonishing spiritual journey. She finds answers to questions about God’s presence in our world during times of evil and suffering. Reading her story will ignite […]

What is Inspired Writing by Lucia Weitzman

by: Mitchell Weitzman
December 23rd, 2016

The Rose Temple by Mitchell Weitzman is the compelling story of a woman, a Jewish child Holocaust survivor, raised Catholic, who unexpectedly receives Biblical messages in the course of an astonishing spiritual journey. She finds answers to questions about God’s presence in our world during times of evil and suffering. Reading her story will ignite […]