Once or twice a year we send a message not exactly about Jewish-Palestinian relationship building. 
     This is one.  We hope it somehow helps.   --L&L

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     A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt after a tragedy.
     He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one.  The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one."
     The grandson asked him, "Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?"
     The grandfather answered, "The one I feed."

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     Last week we heard Donald Lattin, Religion writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, advise searching university Muslim and Jewish students: "It is time to stop shouting and start listening."
     The same week, Don's colleagues at the Chronicle, journalists Hasan Jafri and Lewis Dolinsky, published about Afghanistan: "Why bombing and warnings are not working." 
     The seasoned investigative reporters of that region and the world said: "The Pashtuns live by an austere code of conduct known as the pashtunwali. If America's engagement in Afghanistan -- whether war or peace or nation building -- is to be productive, [we all] must consider this code and speak to the Afghans in a symbolic and cultural language they understand."
     They concluded: "In the meantime, Washington cannot engage the Afghans in any meaningful dialogue by serving ultimatums and dropping bombs."

     The full article is on the Web at:

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     At the same time, SPECTRUM magazine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) published their Winter, 2001 issue on "Good Communication -- People: Bringing the world together."
     "The Art of Dialogue" article clarified: "Dialogue is essential to solve the large problems of a multicultural, global society. . .Finding a new way to talk, think, and act together makes it possible to talk across our differences and invent new directions for the future."
     While M.I.T. is known for technology -- even the technology of war -- the article ends: "But technology cannot achieve the things that only we can achieve by ourselves. It can help, but it's secondary to interaction and the deep connection that people only can have with and for one another."

     "The Art of Dialogue" is on the Web at:

     We echo Don Lattin's words one more time: "It is time to stop shouting and start listening."