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No space for hate

Kinaah V’sinaah

Jealousy and hate.

They seem to relate.

In these radically changing times I refer to our parents’  voices , and to their life’s mission.

Yes, they were survivors of the Holocaust.

Our father escaped war torn Europe, and then entered Palestine .

He fought with his hands as a Golani Hagana Soldier sent to Southern Israel.

He helped Establish the State of Israel in 1948.

Our mother was so very young as she endured the ghetto, labor camps, 4 concentration camps, and the Death march.

She eventually escaped into Palestine from Hungary to Romania, to Turkey, and finally entered via the Atlit prison camp.

Our parent’s entire lives were upended because of hate .

Cruel and Evil hate.

They were orphaned by hate.

Yet, despite all that they built again.

They married with almost no money to their name, built a family, owned homes, including a property in Jerusalem.

They embraced hope and joy.

They knew exactly what hate could do.

They were industrious, warm, nurturing, and were pillars of every community they lived or worked in.

That ability to rise up again and again. To build, to succeed and excel, to strive for peace and greater things ; That is what they are all so jealous of.

So they turn to hate. Hate is the easy way . You can remain uninformed ,and  use denial as a tool.

But hate…is a terrible waste of energy and resources.

The truth is ; There is no space for hate.

About the Author
I was an interior designer for 29 years and had a parallel path in leadership in the Jewish community. I spent a fair number of years as a proud lay leader in an amazing outreach organization called Shoresh . I am involved in leadership and development ,mentoring ,and coaching.., non profit development and consulting . I am involved with two organizations in Israel Afikim family enrichment Center , as they work with youth and families at risk The other being the Taub center , a major think tank for social and economic policy in Israel. How pride I am to be engaged with both organizations.Feel free to reach out to me to learn more! I am dedicated to the Jewish community both in North America and in Israel I dedicate much of my creativity to writing and also now am pursuing coaching individuals to clarify and work towards life goals. In the past I have developed and ran experiential programs for the Jewish Federation, where I connected Israelis and locals in our community. At the end of the day, my roots in Israel are very deep. It is the place, the hub the center,The conversation.- our home. And I most enjoy inspiring and cultivating that love and connection in others .
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