Add to My MSN

Seeing Jerusalem on Passover

4/2/2010 1:43:14 PM

Tags: Spirituality, Politics, Israel, Passover, Killing the Buddha

Jerusalem Horizon

Passover Seders traditionally end with the phrase, “Next Year in Jerusalem.” On Killing the Buddha, Rachel Leven explains why she won’t be saying it this year.

Jerusalem, this Passover, is not a city of peace, but a violent mess. Jews today need to find a way to understand this, to separate a holy ideal from an unholy reality. I don’t care whether you hope for a two-state or a one state solution, or whether you think Israel should extend from Jordan to the sea. All I ask is that we remove the ritual film from our eyes, look at the facts, and see the real city for what it is.

Source: Killing the Buddha 



Related Content

South of the Border: Countermyth or Counterpropaganda?

Director Oliver Stone’s apparent willful ignorance of Hugo Chavez’s faults undermines his film’s leg...

Why We Wait for a Non-European Pope

A son of Europe, Pope Benedict felt called to rebuild the declining church in Europe. Perhaps the ...

Promised Land for Ornithologists Chooses National Bird

Israel has finally chosen a national bird, 60 years after its founding. Americans should respect the...

Kosher Without the Label

With Passover approaching, many observant Jews are buying not just matzo but also a wide variety of ...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 



Pay Now & Save $5!
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $31.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $36 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!