It's sad to see so many commenters who have no understanding about what "prayer" means. This is another great, heartfelt post, Bradley. You are a voice in the wilderness which is the impasse between Palestinians and Israel. To HaAretz readers: one prays when hope is small, when one's failings are great, and when one is full of dread. So many politicians in Israel today mistake might for right, and confuse dominance with strength. If one cares to study Torah, one may learn that it's a terribly weak and immoral position, and there are evil consequences, which are now being reaped.
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