Sunday, November 30, 2008

Alan Scherr Update

As I suspected, Alan Scherr is indeed from a Jewish family. He was originally from Baltimore, Maryland and a Jewish memorial service will be held for him there. From the Baltimore Jewish Times:

A memorial service for Alan Scherr and his daughter, Naomi, both murdered by terrorists in the recent attack on India’s financial district, will be held Sunday, November 30, 7 p.m. at the Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies, 3702 Fords Lane. Mr. Scherr’s sister and brother-in-law Soozie and Kurt Seiden are members of Tiferes Yisroel Bais Dovid, Rabbi Goldberger’s Shul.

Mrs. Seiden’s brother was in India on a meditation retreat along with a group of followers of the Synchronocity movement. Mr. Scherr, 58, was a teacher at Loyola. He was a graduate of the Baltimore City Public School system.

While his life arc was useful in illustrating a point in my earlier thread, I certainly hold no animus towards him. When it comes down to it he was trying to live his life as best he could like all the rest of us. May he and his daughter, and all of the Mumbai victims, rest in peace.

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