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Rachel, pt. 4

A couple of years later while leafing through a newspaper,  I glimpsed a name that seemed familiar.  After reading the text I connected the name to the soft-spoken young woman who had demonstrated her courage by  going to find out for … Continue reading

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Rachel, pt. 3

Many months later an organization in our local peace community sponsored another event, featuring Rachel.   A lovely, soft-spoken young woman, Rachel was the type of person you might call a gentle soul, someone you might expect to be a professional … Continue reading

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Rachel, pt 2

“Then,” said the Rabbi, “what about the United States?  It wiped out Native American tribes to create a new nation.   Does the United States have the right to exist?” “No,” I said.  “White settlers did not have the right to … Continue reading

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Intimidation Segue pt. 4

And the flip side? What happens to the psyche of a people who are the target of pogroms and a holocaust?  To what length will survivors be willing to go in order to maintain permanent control over their future?

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Intimidation Segue pt. 2

To learn more about the conflict in the Middle East, I read the book “A Season of Stones” by Helen Winternitz.  “A Season of Stones” (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991) is a haunting look at the effect the establishment of Israel … Continue reading

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Intimidation Segue pt 1

I participated in many vigils to protest the impending US invasion of Iraq.  At the end of one vigil, as people were drifting away, an acquaintance pressed a magazine into my hands.  “This has an excellent article you should read,” … Continue reading

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