Nehemiah Persoff

What is the meaning of life?

Religious Affiliation: Jewish

Date Submitted: April 28, 2017

Date of Birth: August 2, 1919

I was born in Jerusalem at time when a Jewish homeland was only a dream.  Those of us living there knew that live could be sustained only by working together, that one’s welfare depended on the strength of the group.  Thus the meaning of life has always been that the purpose of life is to help others.  Now in a hospital bed I am more convinced of the truth of that.