Friday, July 30
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Tag: Jerusalem

The Poet As Witness: “War Surrounds Us,” an interview with American-Israeli Poet, Michael Dickel

Judaism, peace, peace and justice, poem, Poetry
"That some of those labelled as enemies have crossed the lines to offer condolences at the mourning tents; that the mourning families spoke to each other as parents and cried on each others' shoulders; that we cried for the children who died on both sides of the divide; that the war began anyway; that hope must still remain with those who cross borders, ignore false lines and divisions; that children should be allowed to live; that we must cry for all children who die" - Michael Dickel, (Mosquitos) War Surrounds Us Jerusalem, Summer 2014: Michael Dickel and his family including Moshe (3 years) and Naomi (1 year) hear the air raid sirens, find safety in shelters, and don't find relief during vacation travels.  In a country smaller than New Jersey, there is no escaping the grumbl...

The Boy Jesus in the Temple Through the Eyes of James

Christianity, Religion, Spirituality
I have started a series of dramatic readings for Christmas intended to be acted/dramatically read to children.  We are using them during Advent/Christmas/After Advent Ordinary Time  for our God’z Kidz Wednesday night group (Godly Play).  I thought having a dress-up box for the kids to play with fits right in with the Godly Play philosophy.  So, that’s what we’re doing!  I am also writing a little story book for the kids to take home and read the story in a more traditional manner.  This is the last script in the series.  We are starting on "Jesus was Jewish:  The Celebrations of Judaism" next!  If you use these stories, please understand that they are my creative work and I’d like to be credited. Here is the young James' story: Hi! How are you doing today? I have to tell you…I am TIRED OU...