The recent events of last month made me think about continuing to live in the area in which I now live. I saw in my mind’s eye my own house as a place that could serve as an example for joint living on the part of all populations, religions, and sectors.
Now, more than ever, we know that we have much more in common with one another. We really have no other choice then continuing to aspire to joint projects with all the populations of the region.
Of course, in my heart I have really hard feelings about the situation we find ourselves in and the fact that extreme groups on all sides bring us to hard and painful places.
At the same time, I see a big opportunity for the “day after” when we will be able to initiate processes of connection and strengthening the bonds from the understanding that “we have no other choice.”
I believe that Galilee Dreamers can play a significant role in connecting due to the rich experience the organization has accrued. I envision joint meetings (mifgashim) that include sharing and getting to know the life of the other as well as figuring out common goals for the future.
Of course, these mifgashim can help in creating a network of emissaries who will be able to pass along the messages within their own communities.
I personally will be happy to help in any way I can.