August 30, 2014 8:00 PM

For Jews, Gaza war brings an agonizing internal conflict

I agonized over the innocent children killed by Israeli fire. Though their deaths were unintentional, each life lost was a cataclysm. This internal clash between the fear for our lives and the painful reality that innocents were being sacrificed tore me in two. I experienced, what many Israelis and American Jews express in quieter moments, enormous angst. Paralyzing sadness. Intense questioning as to whether war is the only way to resolve this conflict.

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