Why show our ancestors in a whole new light? As we explore our forefathers and foremothers we see a picture that is far from the perfect one we might have seen in grammar school. The truth is the Bible/Torah shows us this picture of our ancestors as well. For we may never have known them but they are seen by their own failings. Failings that show even the greatest make mistake. We don’t want to be judged by our mistakes then should we pass judgement on other? G-D knows that mistakes are made not only by our own character but the time and circumstances we live under. The mistakes of the past might appear to be larger but that is only because our microscope is larger today. So don’t pass judgement for the future might just see us under a whole new lightm which may not be as pretty as the one we sit under today.