Obama's Passionate, Momentous Tribute to Nelson Mandela
I found Barack Obama's speech yesterday, in tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela to be epic, moving, personal, inspiring.
I thoroughly recommend sitting down with a hot-chocolate (given the weather here!) to watch the full speech.
The Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Warren Goldstein was actually the first speaker at the Mandela memorial event in Johannesburg. He spoke excellently, drawing the analogy between Joseph and Mandela. Imprisoned and betrayed; freed from prison to be national leader; forgave the sins of his brothers, and built a joint and better future.
(Can anyone find a video of R.Goldstein's speech/devar torah?)