It may be a stretch, but I believe the most divisive issues can help narrow the political divide in this country. Too Pollyanna? Too optimistic? Too naive?
This is the third in a series of articles from Israel by Rabbi Yosi Gordon. He is a teacher at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, currently studying at the Shalom Hartman Institute and elsewhere in Jerusalem. This article was originally posted to Facebook.
What gives me hope is the support from Jewish communities throughout the US and around the world. And what gives me hope are the groups of Jews that continue to come to visit Israel regardless of the situation.
Although I am typically able to present my political views on issues regarding Israel/Palestine in a moderate fashion, with the recent situation in Gaza it got too personal.
The nature of human beings is to find a safe place, a place we call home. Right now my feelings are contrary to human nature. The only place I want to go is where it isn’t safe, to my home, to Israel.
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