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Jessica, this is one of the best pieces I've read on this mess. You've captured the complexity and the pain. See you Sunday, but not at 11--Asbury gets me then. BTW, Let There Be Peace on Earth is my fav.

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I would hide you.

Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

Love to you in this awful time. <3

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Dear Jessica, I agree with all you wrote…my heart and soul hurt from all this mindless killing of innocent people. I hurt for the ugliness of anti-semitism. I will never ever understand why any of this hateful horribleness exists. Thank you for your insightful writing.

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Jessica, thank you for putting my feelings into words. Did you see that there was a peaceful protest in front of Jon Ossof's office by Jews asking for a cease fire. Most of the protestors looked middle aged and younger, which gives this old lady hope for the future.

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I'm without words because this expresses what I feel. Thank you. It is appreciated. It is important. It is still devastating. I barely sleep. If I do, this is on my mind. Pray the hostages are all well and safely returned. Pray for the violence to stop. Just pray.

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I concur with Kathy Hodges, and wish I could give you more than a virtual hug (maybe I will at the Shalom Y'all Festival). Asbury is singing Let There Be Peace on Earth all of November. This war is breaking my heart because I remember visiting Israel in 2000 (so many years ago) when there was relative peace, and because I know my beloved friends are hurting. Love to you.

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We had a cousin killed in her home in Israel on October 7. 💔

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Thank you so much for your insight, Jessica. I love you so much and I really want to get on a plane to come hug you right now. I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I'm at such a loss for words; I'm so taken aback at the hatred I see. I agree with your friend....I've been doing my best to stay offline.

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Shalom and much love Jess.

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