Tonight we pray
We reflect. And we also must mourn.
15 Reported Killed in Suicide Bombing in Israeli Hotel: "NETANYA, Israel (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in a hotel dining room in this Israeli coastal resort on Wednesday as guests gathered for a Passover Seder, " [New York Times]
Passover is about remembering oppression, remembering an enemy who says one thing and does another, and about a people who know that they must overcome huge odds and obstacles to have freedom. Anyone who studies the middle east and does not understand this is missing out.
Each year we recite the evils that the Egyptians inflict on the Jews after inviting them in during an earlier, more open-minded generation. We remember how they grew to fear and hate the Jews and then to oppress them. We personalize this story - it happened not only in that generation, but it happens in all generations. I am certainly not an expert on the Israel v. Palestinian conflict. But I know why many Jews won't roll over and accept peace when so many around them bring war every day. Let us pray.
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