At the same time that I was writing about Christian, Druze, Jewish, and Muslim women getting together in the mixed city of Akko, Israel on November 15, 2019 for a “Fridays with Women” event, I was also writing about the dire lack of bomb shelters and protected rooms in kindergartens, nursing homes, clinics, and schools here in the Western Galilee, where I live, along the northern border of Israel and Lebanon. Two realities happening simultaneously.
The above photo is of Nafisa Shtawey, left, and Naama Burstein at the Friday Women Event in Akko.
The message for me is to hold onto the slightest glimmer of hope no matter what is going on around me. Here are the two articles, one in Lilith Magazine (see the blog post on the bottom left) and the other in the Jerusalem Post.
For more information on the exciting things that are happening in Akko, see my article about an educators’ kibbutz in the heart of the city here.
Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s count our blessings.