Israel of anguish and endless spirit

by Sally Abrams in The Times of Israel | June 19, 2024

If you visit Israel these days people may ask, “Why now, of all times, in the midst of a war?” Visiting Israel requires a hunger to be there, to believe that love means showing up.

That’s why I came to Israel a few weeks ago. It was a visit unlike any other.

Visiting Israel now means bearing witness to what has happened there, trying to comprehend the ongoing trauma. Bearing witness begins the moment you step off the plane and are met by pictures of the hostages. From Hostage Square in Tel Aviv to the ever-present yellow pins and hostage dog tags, one is surrounded by the anguish of this ongoing nightmare…

Keep reading this JCRC staff post on The Times of Israel.


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