Zichrono l’vracha

I’ll admit it: Hearing that Vladimir Putin had been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” did not motivate me to drop everything and read what Time had to say.

On the other hand, learning that Liviu Librescu, the Virginia Tech professor (and Holocaust survivor) who died saving the lives of his students last April, had been named Beliefnet’s “Most Inspiring Person of 2007,” did make me surf right over to find out more.

I didn’t cry this time nearly so much as I did back last spring. Still.

May his memory be forever blessed.