About 15 minutes southwest of Shorashim is the Muslim and Christian Arab village of Ibillin, a medium-sized village whose claim to fame is that Mar Elias Academy is located there. Mar Elias is an elite Christian private school that draws students from Arab communities all over the Galilee.
Jewish tradition teaches that “whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9).
“Do you want me to make you a sandwich?” I heard my boyfriend say calmly to his young son, as if there weren’t an adult woman hiding a foot away in his tiny Israeli bathroom.
“We must show by our behavior that we believe in equality and justice and that our religion teaches faith and love and charity to our fellow men.
Whenever I visit the US and happen to turn on the TV, I am always struck by the prominence given to the weather forecast. The stations compete for ratings with photogenic meteorologists, who have to stand outside in uncomfortable weather to deliver live reports with authentic backdrops.
Nelson Mandela will always be remembered as a symbol of courageous resistance to the racist policies of apartheid South Africa. He was a true hero of conscience. But he also will always have a special place in the memory of the Jewish community.
Just over 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and gave one of the most remembered speeches of all time. In his address, Dr.