Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener (firstname.lastname@example.org) devotes herself to the
Compassionate Listening Project and to the beginning Arab-Jewish dialogue in
The tragedy of
As we grieve and heal together, may we help a phoenix rise from the ashes. Together, we can.
Ground Zero Plus 8 Days
This Is What It Looks Like
By Andrea Cohen-Kiener
The flickering memorial flame of a small candle before a photograph, all that
remains of a young man ripped from the fabric of life.
The palpable, ache of grief.
Widows and orphans holding pictures of their dead beloveds, close to their
chest, weeping as they walk.
Mothers, rocking and crying My future is dead, my future is dead.
Smoldering rage as hearts and minds take in the numbing injustice of it all.
Rallying to feed the widow and orphan. Solacing.
Resolve, patriotism, a quiet willingness to kill and be killed.
Absolute rage, at God at Them at everyone who is not struck with this
Compassion. Transcendance. The prayer of the heart that no other mother be
subject to this aching emptiness.
This is what it looks like and feels like in
And in Tel Aviv.
God help us learn. Everyone of us. Once and for all.
There is only One way out of this.