Sadananda and Alakananda

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A joint prayer poem by Sadananda and Alakananda

Sitting in a room

 In Padova Italy

Resting in the peaceful emanation

Of the Saint of Padova,

Antonio, patron of the lost,

Hearing of teh carnage in Gaza—

astaghfirullah, God of mercy,

Be here now

My brothers and sisters are crying

My brothers and sisters are dying

When will we learn the commandment

Thou shalt not kill?

God of Abraham

Bring peace to the children of Abraham

Holy mother Eve

Mother of all the living

Hear the mother’s cries

Hear the child’s laments.

San Antonio, patron of children,

May every child sleep in peace

May every child wake in safety.


The families of the boys – a return call
A short time after they found the bodies of the three boys, my friend Ibrahim from East Jerusalem called me to express his deep sorrow over the killings, and to convey that his heart is with the boys’ families.
I never imagined that a few days later, I would have to call him to express my deep sorrow for the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir from East Jerusalem, and to convey that my heart is with the boy’s family.
May their memories be a blessing.

This from Rabbi Yakov Nagen, a Rabbi who lives in Otniel, a town in Judea, which is referred to as a “settlement.”
from http://www.israellycool.com/2014/07/07/photo-of-the-day-115/

The families of the boys – a return call

A short time after they found the bodies of the three boys, my friend Ibrahim from East Jerusalem called me to express his deep sorrow over the killings, and to convey that his heart is with the boys’ families.

I never imagined that a few days later, I would have to call him to express my deep sorrow for the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir from East Jerusalem, and to convey that my heart is with the boy’s family.

May their memories be a blessing.

This from Rabbi Yakov Nagen, a Rabbi who lives in Otniel, a town in Judea, which is referred to as a “settlement.”

from http://www.israellycool.com/2014/07/07/photo-of-the-day-115/

French Jewish family lighting the menorah.

French Jewish family lighting the menorah.

(Source: sadanandaom)

Spanish Gypsies.

Spanish Gypsies.

Gypsy mother and child

Gypsy mother and child