How can Israel treat the cruelest of our enemies with the greatest of kindness? It's part of our tradition and our value system based on the Bible.
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For centuries, the Ethiopian Jews have celebrated their Jewish faith and roots in a unique holiday, known as Sigd, which means “prostration” or “worship” in Amharic. When Ethiopian Jews started celebrating Sigd in Ethiopia, they would pray to God and plead to return to Zion. Today, it celebrates that they are finally home in Israel!
Rabbi Rachel Barenblat shares how it felt to have her synagogue in western Massachusetts graffitied in love. In these troubling times after the Pittsburgh shooting, people from her community decorated the synagogue with signs saying “We Support You,” and notes of love – sending a strong message that she is “surrounded by allies.”
Writing at the New York Times, Melissa Eddy tells us how survivor Zar worked in the home of a Nazi commander – as well as saved the lives of Jewish orphans – and when she moved to the U.S. she shared her life story in her memoir, “In the Mouth of the Wolf.”
Real kindness is when we do something without expecting anything in return, even gratitude.