Crying For The Man Who Could Not: In Memory of Nelson Mandela

This post was originally shared on December 6, 2013 Today, the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela.  Even in Israel, a nation with which Mandela had a complicated, yet supportive relationship, his loss is felt.  “He will be remembered as the father of the new South Africa and as a highly important moral leader,” wrote Prime Minister Netanyahu who also stated that Mandela “worked to heal the tears in South African society and succeeded with his personality to prevent outbreaks of racial hatred.”  The tears have returned to South Africa and have spread across the world as the loss of Mandela is felt deeply by the global community. As I read the many accolades that appeared online last night and this morning, I was struck by the words of singer and activist Bono who wrote in an article entitled “The Man Who Could Not Cry” that as a result…