I knew nothing of Marcia before joining Brit Tzedek. That is because I was part of the left that opposed Israel until I finally realized the foolishness of that position that was never going to achieve peace or end the violence in the region.
I never got to know Marcia that well, but the things that impressed me about her were several. First, whenever she was in a room, she was almost always the center of gravity of whatever was happening. Secondly, the number of people who knew her or knew about her was also very impressive, especially since I had never heard of her before. Thirdly, while she was generally quiet and reserved, her eyes betrayed a fierceness that I found to be both exciting and reassuring—she was very serious and capable. Finally, her commitment to social justice in all of its dimensions was really crucial for me. Marcia was a committed Jew with an expansive view of justice, hardly a one issue or one identity person.
She has left her mark on the world. Time for the rest of us to continue on, we are part of her legacy.
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