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When permission is given to the destructive force to wreak havoc, it does not distinguish between the innocent and guilty. (Mekhilta Bo 12:22)
Offering lovingkindness to oneself and others in times of intense pain.
This list is written for Jews living outside the land of Israel who don’t have a one-word Israel identity. If you are feeling alone and struggling to feel fully aligned with any camp or position, and are looking for concrete responses to this moment, this list is for you.
Our hearts must remain open and tender, crying along with God for all lives lost; we must remember that we are all created in God’s image.
There aren’t really words for the grief of what’s unfolding. It’s okay to feel like it’s too much to hold—because it is too much to hold.
We simply sit with and name our grief, sadness and feelings of overwhelm. We lift up the power of this community to offer space for healing and affirmation.
The Temple Mount can be a powerful image of spiritual centering for the Jewish People as a symbol of a vision of world redemption that is grounded in tradition and supportive of justice, peace and pluralism .
This is not the time to root for your team. This is the time to stand on the side of humanity.
Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians should never have to live through the death, destruction, humiliation and torture that have marked recent days.

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