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    Violence in Israel; Lending our Hope

    Dear Friends,   As a way to bring home the tragic violence gripping Israel right now, I’d like to share 4 brief portraits.   One friend, a Conservative rabbi inJerusalem, wrote of a pervasive feeling of dread and issued a plea to his colleagues to hear words of support from the American Jewish community.   Last week, over coffee inNorthamptonwith an Israeli and Palestinian representative of Combatants for Peace, our conversation sputtered as both were constantly checking their smartphones for news, lamenting that it was hard to know what was true and what was not.   Another friend, an American-born rabbi living inJerusalem, wrote on Facebook about his family’s long-term…