Giving up on Peace Is Not an Option

By Maayan Ravid, Stav Bar-Shany

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, June 2011

We are young students in Israel and each year we hear stories passed down from generation to generation with the unrelenting message to "never give up." For more than 60 years, our families have struggled to live here -- freely, safely, and peacefully. We can easily become disheartened, realizing that today we are not much closer to a peaceful, normal existence in the Jewish homeland than our parents or grandparents before us. The obstacles today are clearly different. The state is firmly established; it has grown and developed; its accomplishments are world-renowned. Today, in addition to the ongoing security issues, our struggles revolve around the state's moral composition and identity -- how we treat others around us and among us.

Topic: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Social Justice, Communal Responsibility, Statehood, Peace, Zionism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.681

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ravid, Maayan. Bar-Shany, Stav. Giving up on Peace Is Not an Option. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. June 2011: 14.


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