As the situation in Israel and Gaza continues to escalate, the confusion about how to react, respond, and support grows as well. Several Jewish leaders were asked to suggest ideas for American Jews who want to be involved and engaged in helpful ways. Lab/Shul’s Amichai Lau-Lavie is one of those voices – calling for a more informed stance, a greater sense of compassion for all involved and some way of finding peace within – to counter the harsh either/or reactions that flood our feeds and front pages.
These are but a few voices and opinions. And this conversation is sure to evolve. a lot.

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Everybody Hurts: 612 dead total so far - two sides=one list.