These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

To Understand

Posted on January 19, 2012 by Jackie F.

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I wrote the below after our tour with Beit Orot.

‎”Traveling endlessly
To see
To know
To understand

Feeling farther from facts
Forever dizzy holding multiple narratives presented as truths
Forever frustrated without solutions at hand
Forever hopeless of finding a win-win

Standing on Har HaZatim
Sounds of Muslim Call to Prayer
Sounds of Christian Church Bells
Sounds of Yeshivah boys stuyding in chavrutah

Wondering why we can’t love our neighbor
Weary of convictions
Walking towards the invisible border
Hand outstretched
Hoping a partner will be there
To grab it before I fall
Fall into the endless abyss of apathy”

-Jackie Frankel, 12.26.2011