Fasting Amid Fighting for the Self and Others

At a time of religious fasting and mourning, will Jews and Muslims let our national narratives send us into a pit of hatred? Or will we find it in our hearts to empathize with the plight of the other, fixing ourselves and those around us?

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This week, Choose Life, a West Bank initiative of Arab and Israeli non-violent activists, including Ali Abu Awwad and Eliaz Cohen, organized a day of “fasting and making a personal accounting.” The event was...