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Light This Candle of Hope

Thanks to Mary Ann Brussat for introducing me to “The Jerusalem Candle of Hope,” an unusual joint-venture, $36 dollar product crafted by Israeli and Palestinian women to raise money for needy Israeli and Palestinian families, as well as foster greater Middle East understanding.

“This candle is an expression of people’s willingness to overcome anger and frustration and bring a new light of hope to the region,” says Amber Chand, one of the architects of this idea. Five percent of the proceeds from the Jerusalem Candle will also benefit the Parents Circle, “an organization of bereaved Israelis and Palestinians who have all lost family members to the conflict and… work for reconciliation and understanding,” the website claims.

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posted August 8, 2006 at 11:39 pm

Too cool. Blessings for sharing it. It’s on my favorites list and I forwarded it to a ton of people.>

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posted August 9, 2006 at 6:28 am

This is so inspiring. In the midst of wars all around us, people can still bond whenever there’s a common thread. I’m thinking what a great fund-raiser for churches, and what better way to promote this enterprise than sharing and promoting this cause. There’s blessings here for everyone. I hope orders will pour in for them. Many thanks for sharing.>

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Anna Rivera

posted August 9, 2006 at 5:27 pm

I think thats a great project. I would love to purchase one of these candles. I would hope in buying one of these people would think of the war, the people and families and especially of HOPE in the future.>

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