Tag Archives: Children’s issues

“You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught”

Rodgers and Hammerstein released their timeless musical, South Pacific in 1949.  It burst on the post-WWII American society freshly aware of the people of the Pacific islands because of the war with Japan.  Two people falling in love struggle with … Continue reading

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Would You Resist?

If your neighbor took over much of your front yard, your living room, kitchen and one bedroom?  Their family moved in with force and occupied part of your home with plans to stay and take over the entire property eventually.  … Continue reading

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“HOPE DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART SICK,

but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”  So wrote King Solomon of ancient Israel in his “Proverbs.”  Who hasn’t experienced that ache of a loss that goes on and on—dreams for better days that never come?  They seem … Continue reading

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“PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES”

“But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, their right to justice must also be recognized. (Cheers, applause.) And put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes.” ·                                 Obama Urges Young Israelis to Lead the Push for … Continue reading

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THE HOLOCAUST, PALESTINE AND THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

He could have remained, safely teaching in the United States during the zenith of Nazi power in 1939. But Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian wrote in 1939, “‘I have come to the conclusion that I made a mistake in coming to … Continue reading

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O HAPPY DAY!…FOR SOME

Headlines yesterday in Jerusalem, with a picture from Tel Aviv, kids with an inflatable hammer and foam spray: “Nearly a million Israelis celebrate Independence Day outdoors, despite blustery weather”  By Or Kashti, Zafrir Rinat, Jonathan Lis and The Associated Press … Continue reading

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE, “FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS”

Burnat bought his first camera to take videos of his newborn son five years ago. He continued filming their lives in Bilin as Israeli military built the hated wall separating residents from their land. He produced videos despite soldiers breaking … Continue reading

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