Gal Gadot joins in tribute to Amos Oz

President Rivlin to attend memorial service in Tel Aviv for Israeli author.

Amos Oz and Gal Gadot. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)
Amos Oz and Gal Gadot.
(photo credit: JPOST STAFF)
Gal Gadot paid tribute on Sunday to Amos Oz, the famed Israeli writer who died on Friday at age 79.
 
 
 
 
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In the memory of this special man, Amos Oz. You were a beacon of light for peace. Your words meant so much for so many. May you rest in peace please read all the way its so sweet and beautiful. I believe that if one person is watching a huge calamity, let’s say a conflagration, a fire, there are always three principle options. 1. Run away, as far away and as fast as you can and let those who cannot run burn. 2. Write a very angry letter to the editor of your paper demanding that the responsible people be removed from office with disgrace. Or, for that matter, launch a demonstration. 3. Bring a bucket of water and throw it on the fire, and if you don’t have a bucket, bring a glass, and if you don’t have a glass, use a teaspoon, everyone has a teaspoon. And yes, I know a teaspoon is little and the fire is huge but there are millions of us and each one of us has a teaspoon. Now I would like to establish the Order of the Teaspoon. People who share my attitude, not the run away attitude, or the letter attitude, but the teaspoon attitude – I would like them to walk around wearing a little teaspoon on the lapel of their jackets, so that we know that we are in the same movement, in the same brotherhood, in the same order, The Order of the Teaspoon.

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“In the memory of this special man, Amos Oz,” Gadot wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the author. “You were a beacon of light for peace. Your words meant so much for so many. May you rest in peace.”
Gadot, who is currently in Israel, then shared an excerpt from Oz’s short non-fiction work How to Cure a Fanatic. In the section, known as “The Order of the Teaspoon,” Oz posits that there are three options for someone observing a calamity:
“1. Run away, as far away and as fast as you can and let those who cannot run burn.
2. Write a very angry letter to the editor of your paper demanding that the responsible people be removed from office with disgrace. Or, for that matter, launch a demonstration.”
Or, Oz, suggests, you can choose the third option:
“3. Bring a bucket of water and throw it on the fire, and if you don’t have a bucket, bring a glass, and if you don’t have a glass, use a teaspoon, everyone has a teaspoon. And yes, I know a teaspoon is little and the fire is huge but there are millions of us and each one of us has a teaspoon.”
Dozens of people have expressed grief and condolences since Oz died on Friday, including actress Natalie Portman, singer Barbra Streisand and former British chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
Oz will be buried on Monday at Kibbutz Hulda, where he lived for several decades and raised his family. Before the funeral, a memorial ceremony will be held at noon at the Tzvata Theater in Tel Aviv.
President Reuven Rivlin is expected to attend the service, and singer Idan Raichel will – at the family’s request – perform his song “Alle Nissa B’Ruach” (“A Leaf is Carried in the Wind”).