A rabbi, a Palestinian and the seed of peace
'Suffering on both sides can’t be erased, but we can choose not to be defined by the crimes of the past.’
It started with a question at a Shabbat meal. “Have you ever spent time with a Palestinian?” I was presenting my personal perspective on the Middle East conflict and the questioner, who is not Jewish, was sincere. Responding in the negative, I volunteered that it was something I needed to do. In the Torah, we are enjoined over 30 times to love the ger (the other), as we were the other in...
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