I have made it known I am a supporter of Palestine because I know they are children of God too. With that being said, I have love for Jewish people. I have Jewish friends who are sad about what is going on. Recent acts of antisemitism are only making matters worse. Citizens of both places are caught in the middle of an ancient struggle they did not start but still goes on to this day.
It is my hope that cooler heads will prevail, and that the violence will stop. It is terribly tragic to see what is happening but please find a way forward that does not include anti-Semitic acts that means more bloodshed. Let there be peace that is lasting.
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.
To all my friends celebrating Hanukkah may this be a time of light, love, peace, and grace. Like most holidays it’s going to be different this year but the spirit remains the same.
Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish new year, is a fall holiday, taking place at the beginning of the month of Tishrei , which is actually the seventh month of the Jewish year (counting from Nisan in the spring). It is both a time of rejoicing and of serious introspection, a time to celebrate the completion of another year while also taking stock of one’s life.
To all my friends celebrating may this be a time of blessing and contemplation. May this be a year of new beginnings and love for all.
Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. Together with Shavuot and Sukkot, Passover was one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals during which the entire population of the kingdom of Judah made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.
To all my friends celebrating Passover I wish you peace, love, grace and many blessings. May G-d bless you all this and in the days ahead.