Gaza. To be sure, there are many of areas in the region where the killings are far greater: Syria, Ruanda, Libya, and Iraq.   Still, Gaza captures global attention.  The groundswell is propagating  this anger in viral form through pictures and video.  As horrific as the carnage is against innocent civilians is in Gaza, the real travesty is the carnage against our collective human soul and this virus is no less dangerous than Ebola is to our corporeal  bodies. The time has come to take measures to shield our soul.

The solution to this global sickness must begin literally at the grassroots level, within our families and at a schools. We need to develop the will to combat hatred and the roots of hatred itself.

It has been four years since I first started encouraging people to pull weeds as a symbol for “weeding out hatred”.  This is one power method of how we can combat the virtual virus. The campaign has been supported by city mayors, rabbis, state governors, pop singers, and in one case a U.S. ambassador.  The campaign transcends religion and politics.

Multiply this intention by a few billion righteous souls or so, for each extracting a single weed perhaps shedding also a spiritual tear, this is the kind of cry that would unleash an ocean of spiritual tears for irradiating our stony heart blockages, and then streaming this global intention back through our common Judaic roots back to the Garden.

Take your place on the “Great Mandela” as it moves through your brief moment of time, let’s weed out hate and sow the seeds of peace.

Courtesy - Office of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

Courtesy – Office of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

Image Courtesy of National Park Service - Abraham Lincoln, Bill Houlihan, Deputy Director to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Bill Logan, Exec Asst. to Springfield, IL Mike Houston.

Image Courtesy of National Park Service – Abraham Lincoln, Bill Houlihan, Deputy Director to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Bill Logan, Exec Asst. to Springfield, IL Mike Houston. Abraham Lincoln Weed Out Hate Proclamation Ceremony – Lincoln National Homesite

Picture by Daimyo Jackson

Picture by Daimyo Jackson

Courtesy U.S. Embassy Berlin - Philip Murphy

Courtesy U.S. Embassy Berlin – Philip Murphy

New Gingrich - Family Forum Debates Nov 2011 - Des Moines IA,

Newt Gingrich – Family Forum Debates Nov 2011 – Des Moines IA, Photo Courtesy Paula Maxheim

Rabbi Capers Funneye officiating at Weed Out Hate Protest March in Chicago 28 Aug 2012

Rabbi Capers Funneye officiating at Weed Out Hate Protest March in Chicago 28 Aug 2012