I happened to be in my car when President Obama announced that Merrick Garland was his nominee to the Supreme Court. Purely by coincidence I heard Garland’s acceptance speech which tells the immigration story of his family as well as explains how his parents instilled values in him and his sisters. Setting politics aside, the speech tells a remarkable human and Jewish story and is a great conversation starter for students in Jewish Day Schools or other venues.



Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination Acceptance Speech