After I went public with the story, the outrage was clear and apparent. Jane Kaufman at the Cleveland Jewish News and Moshe Block at Cleveland Jewish Life wrote a great article on the story. Both Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown made statements of support. My friends Lee C. Shapiro of the American Jewish Committee, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Sara Scheinbach of the Anti-Defamation League all took up the cause. They all worked their connection at Facebook, and within a few days, I had their guarantee that the issue had reached the Executive Suite.
The most heartwarming of all was the response of all my Facebook followers. People liked, shared, and commented away so that the story could get heard. I have such a great group of Virtual Friends, Baruch Hashem!
A few days ago, Lee C. contacted me to tell me that we had won, and to check my Facebook page. Sure enough, all of the restrictions had been lifted.
While a public apology to the Jewish community would have been nice, and a guarantee that things like this would not happen to others in the future would have been great, at the very least in their correcting the situation for me, they did see the wrong in this. I just hope that there will be positivity that will grow out of this.
Teaching the Holocaust and Jewish history in an unadulterated way is more important now than ever. We are all going through a tough time in this world right now. Through learning history we see that we have been through it all, we have survived it all, and we continue to thrive.
May we all continue to thrive until we successfully repair the world to the Kingdom that it is supposed to be.