Seeing Jerusalem on Passover

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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

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