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Culture

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye

Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must …
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Israel/Palestine

David Grossman on An Israel Without Illusions

JERUSALEM —  Israelis and Palestinians are imprisoned in what seems increasingly like a hermetically sealed bubble. Over the years, inside this bubble, each side has evolved sophisticated justifications for every act it commits. Israel can rightly claim that no country in …
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Israel/Palestine

Gaza, Israel, and Genocide by Akbar Arman

Editor’s Note: I find it disturbing that writers like this find a need to describe Israel’s immoral assault on the Gazan people as “genocide.”  What Israel is doing is bad enough without trying to fit it into a category which …
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Islam

Is Blasphemy Punishable by Death in Islam?

Is Blaspheme Punishable by Death in Islam? 5/7/2011 By: Dr. Aslam Abdullah IslamiCity* -   There is nothing in the Quran or the authentic teachings of Prophet Muhammad justifying the killing of people for opposing, criticizing, humiliating or showing irreverence toward holy personages, …
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US Politics

Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace Avinu ve’ emoteynu sheh ba shamayim, tzur Yisra’el ve’ go’aloe Our Father and Mother energies in the cosmos, the rock of Israel and our salvation Bless all the peoples of the Middle East with peace, security, …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel: STOP the Invasion and Bombing of Gaza, and Let the Palestinian Prisoners Go

This article can be read on the home page of Huffington Post as it appears Friday morning, July 18. Israel: Stop the Invasion of Gaza, Stop the Bombing of Gaza, Free the Palestinian Prisoners According to Ha’aretz correspondent Amira Hass, the IDF has …
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Israel/Palestine

Each Person a Full World

Each one is a world 7:34pm We were sitting at Lincoln Park in West Seattle, with a handful of friends who had gathered for a picnic potluck, awaiting others who would be joining us shortly. A Facebook message came through on …
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Israel/Palestine

Hamas Must Stop Attempting to Bomb Israel

Hamas is “objectively even if not subjectively” the best friend of the Israeli settlers, right-wing Israeli extremists, and the Netanyahu government. Hamas leaders know very well that their bombs are not getting through Israel’s missile shield. There is no possible …
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Israel/Palestine

Netanyahu Says NO to Independent Palestinian State; Israeli Dharma Group Confronts Israeli Settlers’ Arrogance and Violence

Editor’s note: We got this article (printed below) from the Times of Israel, in which Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu fully reveals that he never intended and never will negotiate an independent Palestinian state. To some this is shocking news and all …
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US Politics

Refusing Sanctuary to Children in Need

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140629-refusing-sanctuary-to-children-in-need.ece Refusing sanctuary to children in need Exactly 75 years and one month ago the St. Louis, a German trans-Atlantic liner carrying 938 Jewish refugees, was turned away from the United States, forced to return to Europe. U.S. law didn’t …
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Israel/Palestine

Women Rising in the Middle East

Women Rising for the Middle East, in solidarity with Zahira and the women of ME Dearest Zahira, dearest Wise Women of our Circle, First, Zahira, thank you for connecting with all of us as the unbearable situation unfolds in Palestine …
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Israel/Palestine

End the Violence in Israel/Palestine: Cease Fire NOW!

Once again the violence of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza and the violence of Hamas and other extremist groups in Gaza have combined to create a spiraling violence that serves the extremists on …
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Judaism

Remembering Reb Zalman–Members of our Tikkun Community Share Their Memories

A variety of Memories of Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi (z’l). We invited people in the Tikkun community to share some memories of their personal connections to Zalman. We cannot publish them all—so many hundreds of people pouring out their wonderful …
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Israel/Palestine

Israeli Lies to Justify Attacks on Hamas Exposed (sadly) Plus more on the War Israel is Waging Against Palestinians

Editor’s Note: The following article from The Forward by JJ Goldberg tells us how the Israeli government lied about what it knew and when it knew it, and about how it manipulated reports of the circumstances of the kidnapping and murders …
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Israel/Palestine

What the Newspapers Don’t Reveal About the Lynch Mentality Spreading Through Israel

Jerusalem Light Rail Train Amjad Shbita, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, an activist in the Israeli Hadash-Maki party (Jewish and Palestinian socialists), who has also worked at the Knesset as a parliamentary assistant, introduces this harrowing account on Facebook by asking a …
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