"Under the Iron Dome: Netivot Shalom members in Israel during the Gaza war"
Under the Iron Dome: Netivot Shalom members in Israel during the Gaza war
V'zot Yisrael panel -
Sunday, September 7, 10:00 - 11:45 am in the sanctuary.
10-10:15 am Schmooze and nosh
10:15-11:45 am Program
What is it like being in Israel during the Hamas-Israel war?
A panel of Netivot Shalom members who were in Israel this summer share
their experiences, impressions, personal reactions and the reactions of
Israelis to the Gaza war. Some members were there solo, some as
families. Participants are pre-teen, teen, adults: Revital, Ophir and
Adee Gilad, Daniel Krupitski, Efrat Simhi-Aloni, Elad Ziv. Moderated by Debby Graudenz.
This program is the first of several
V'zot Yisrael programs planned for the coming year that feature Netivot
Shalom members talking about a variety of experiences in Israel.
Please note that this is not a political discussion. Come hear fellow
CNS members share their experiences.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…