Chattering Mind

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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