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Meeting Needs on Both Sides of the Wall

Engaging Without Blame A new friend from the West Bank sent this to me a few weeks ago. http://www.closedzone.com/ Can I,can you, fully open to the pain that is behind this video? Open to the human beings that want us to understand this message? And can I, can you, watch this without falling into blame … Continue reading

Suddenly it all made sense to me – there is no actual problem of finding room in the physical territory; the problem is finding room in the heart. The fear is that if I recognized the other I would give him room, and then I wouldn’t have room.”

Quote from a second generation Jew living in a Jewish settlement between Bethlehem and Hebron: “Suddenly it all made sense to me – there is no actual problem of finding room in the physical territory; the problem is finding room in the heart. The fear is that if I recognized the other I would give … Continue reading

The Wall is Everything, by Eve Marko

From Roberta: Dear Friends, This excerpt ( below)  from a talk by Israeli-born Zen teacher Eve Marko really touched me. I too felt  startled, confused, upset  and disturbed when I saw the zig zag of the Wall, especially around my friend Claire’s house in Bethlehem. Generations of Claire’s family have lived in the house and … Continue reading

Photos from Bethlehem, Palestine February 5, 2010

Roberta Wall, Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and the Hendel family of Bethlehem, PAlestine in the stunning Tent restaurant overlooking the hills of Bethlehem, February 5, 2010 Continue reading

From Jerusalem to Bethlehem and Zelda

This  morning I walked past the Armenian shop and café I’ve been meaning to visit- its owned by an Armenian woman I want to be friends with, my age-  down the rosemary lined path from the Old City Zion Gate, looking out over the windmill, red roofs, stone buildings,  the valley of David’s City and … Continue reading