Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
This time, the outcome of the war is clearer than the last two times Israel and Hamas did battle, in 2009 and 2012. But is the next war just around the corner?
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By:
Mark Kushner
A local mohel calls upon his experiences training in Israel in more peaceful times to help him overcome sadness and fear as life is lost on both sides during the current conflict.
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By:
Yehudah Mirsky, JTA
We can have passionate disagreements without descending into hatred, Yehudah Mirsky writes.
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By:
Shira Taylor Gura
A South Jersey native who lives on a kibbutz in the northern part of Israel describes a scene from a community basketball game where Jews and Muslims came together to have a good time, in peace.
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By:
Rabbi Lynnda Targan
A local rabbi recounts her experiences traveling in Israel when the Gaza conflict erupted and her belief that lamrot hacol, in spite of everything, we must stand by the country as it defends itself until all citizens in the Middle East can live in peace.
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