When I was a little girl my grandfather bored me, he was always reading the newspaper. Later I liked being with him and I admired him because he fought against the death penalty, he instituted vacations for jail prisoners and he legalized abortion and homosexuality.

 

Once I heard him say: the intellectual difference between a Chief Justice and a four year old boy is minimal. And I often think of that other phrase of his: Money must be thrown out the window so that it comes back through the door.

In the sixties they named my grandfather Minister of Justice for the first Socialist government with a Jewish president. He was Minister for almost twenty years.

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