Maryland Clergy Initiative travels to Israel

MCI photoBJC’s Maryland Clergy Initiative just returned from a trip to Israel, which ran from November 13-21, 2010. During the experience, folks from the Institute of Christian and Jewish Studies wrote about their experience:

“Israel is a land overflowing with memories, and memory, of course, is a complex and
tricky thing. It is also central to our individual and collective identities.
During our trip, I have been struck by how the countless memories in this land come
together, come apart, complement, conflict, include, exclude, hide, reveal, hurt,
and heal,” writes one participant.

“…There is a tension between the Jewish lesson that many Israelis have taken from the Holocaust, and the universal lesson that they have learned from it. The Jewish lesson … [is] ‘Be Strong,’ while the universal lesson was ‘Be Humane,'” writes another.

Read more from the ICJS blog, click here.

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