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Words from the heart

Welcome home, Gilad Shalit. We waited for you, and cried while you were gone. There is no greater pain than the pain of a mother whose child was abducted and put in prison. Your family has gone through difficult trials awaiting your return. Continue reading

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A Social Act of Courage and Hope

At Passover night dinner, my family prayed for the return of kidnapped soldier Gil’ad Shalit to Israel. One of the family members suggested that a government that forgets its own sons is not a legitimate government. I was pretty surprised, because when the conversation revolves around the social issues of this welfare state, I don’t tend to hear the desperation quite that clearly. But when it comes to the issue of Gil’ad Shalit, the taboo around criticizing Israel has been somehow lifted, and a big outcry is heard, following by a sense of futility Continue reading

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