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Entries by Ron Kronish from 03/2013

Obama in Israel: Peace Process Is Surprisingly Resilient

| Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion

President Obama is coming to Israel next week. Among other things, I hope that he is coming to restart the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Most pundits remain pessimistic, but I remain hopeful.

Opening Our Doors and Hearts for Elijah, the Harbinger of Peace

| Posted 03.21.2013 | Religion

We seek peace. We yearn for it. We want Elijah to help us heal the world. We want to open ourselves to the world, to be part of it, and not to live in ghettoes any more, whether self-imposed or imposed by others.

President Obama's Address in Jerusalem: On Being Open and Honest

| Posted 03.22.2013 | Religion

His speech was enthusiastically received by the more than 1,000 students, who want peace for their future. But if the president really wants to motivate the Palestinians to enter into genuine negotiations for peace with the Jewish state, he needs to give more than minimal lip service to Palestinian dreams and aspirations.

Welcoming Elijah Into Our Homes on Passover

| Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion

We open the door for Elijah, the harbinger of the messianic era of peace, and we pray that he will enter our homes and our hearts and our world. We want to open ourselves to the world, to be part of it, and not to live in ghettoes any more, whether self-imposed or imposed by others.