Lovely, G-d bless him.
But this truly magnificent bit is missing from the JTA story, and I saw it on the BBC (of all places) via Pat Condell.
"I knew better than most, and certainly better than the politicians,
what was going on in Germany," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme
ahead of his visit to Prague"
"We had staying with us people who were refugees from Germany at that time. Some who knew they were in danger of their lives."
"But he said he was not afraid to help: "There was no personal fear involved."
As I have said before the main thing ("haikar" in Hebrew), the main thing is not to be afraid.
So many of our battles could be won if people just stopped being so afraid.
Remember, Rabbi Nachman:
The world is a very narrow bridge.
The main thing is not to be afraid.