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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
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
“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
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?
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