Monday, August 4, 2008

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Passes

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: December 11, 1918 – August 3, 2008

There is a great deal to admire in Alexander Solzhenitsyn and his work over so many years, but I recently became aware that he had married a Judaic woman and raised his children from that marriage in Judaism.

To say the least, this is difficult for me to reconcile with the hagiography attached to the man.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interestingly enough, he reposed on the feast day of the Prophet Ezekiel (Julian Calendar).