It was a eulogy for a life that had only just begun.
Veronique Pozner remembered her son Noah as a rambunctious, video-game loving “little man,” a boy with a perpetual smile and twinkly blue eyes who dreamed of becoming a doctor, a soldier or manager of a factory that makes tacos — his favorite food.
Noah Samuel Pozner, age 6, was the youngest victim of the massacre last week at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. He was laid to rest Monday, his miniature wooden casket set beneath the podium where his mother stood.
When reports began surfacing on Friday morning about a school shooting in Newton, Conn., Carmel Academy in Greenwich, quickly sent out an e-mail to its parents, letting them know “we were aware of what was going on and that you don’t have to worry, your kids are safe,” said Nora Anderson, head of school.
Even before their expected appointments to key cabinet posts in the next Obama administration, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) are getting reviews from pro-Israel analysts — generally positive for Kerry and decidedly mixed for Hagel.
“John Kerry is safe, a centrist, loyal and confirmable [as secretary of state],” said Aaron David Miller, a vice-president for current initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a former adviser on the Middle East to Democratic and Republican administrations.
Jews think of themselves as a minority, but in about thirty years, everybody will be a minority – or nobody will be, according to the first Census Bureau projections based on the 2010 census, which predict that no single ethnic or racial group will constitute a majority of the country by 2043.