Author Archives: Meir Chris Bargeron

Meir Chris Bargeron is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. He recently left his day job as a therapist, counselor, and consultant to follow his surprising dream of becoming a rabbi, and will be writing about his experiences during his year in Israel. Meir has written about mental and spiritual well being for TC Jewfolk since 2009. Meir is a member of Shir Tikvah, and lives with his partner Jon and their super-cute dog in St. Paul. More information about Meir is available at and @MeirBargeron on Twitter.

This Year in Israel: Living in the Dark

HUC Students during morning prayers while standing in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Photo: Meir Bargeron

I feel too numbed to list the outbursts of hate, sometimes enacted with knives, guns, or rocks; or the statements of political leaders and special-interest stakeholders that often look more like verbal violence than constructive dialogue. The world is experiencing so much darkness, and I’m afraid.

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