Professional Peace-Maker

by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 07 July 2014 @ 1:09 pm

I am really fortunate.

My life has brought me into relationship with some truly inspiring and amazing people.
Individuals who are compassionate. And brave. And filled with conviction. And the belief that they are able to help bring a modicum of peace to our broken world.

Andrea Berlin is one such person.

She has recently left the security of a position and ventured out on her own.
She is a peace-maker.
I don’t actually think that is what on her business card. It probably says something about conflict resolution…
But it should.

I always thought that my friend was pretty incredible.
Now everyone else will know it too.

Read more about how Andrea was able to seek a peaceful resolution in an everyday situation.
What might our world be like if we all thought like Andrea?



by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 01 July 2014 @ 1:36 pm


Barukh Dayan HaEmet.
Blessed is the Eternal God of Truth.

We say these words upon hearing of a death.

The death of the eighty-six year old grandmother
who lived a full and rich life.
The death of the eight year old son
Who barely left footprints on his journey.
The death of the teenagers
Whose lives were stolen from them.

And even

The death of those
Who desire our annihilation.

if we believe the words,
then it is an appropriate response.

God will judge.
And render in Truth.

Both the innocent
and the wicked.

And to that
we say:

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