How Aragorn and an Undead Army from Lord of the Rings Helped Me Prepare for Rosh Hashana

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Grassroots Jerusalem: Fasting for Peace with Jews and Muslims in the Holy City

When I worked at the National Library of Israel, I found a book of photographs depicting the graffiti covering the giant concrete slabs that make up part of what is known to some as the ‘security fence’ and to others as the ‘separation wall’. In big white letters someone had spray painted ‘we are not enemies’. These words haunted me. I wanted to meet the person living on the other side of that wall who wrote that. Continue reading “Grassroots Jerusalem: Fasting for Peace with Jews and Muslims in the Holy City”