On the way home one night, we passed this interesting set of young people. We asked if we could take a picture with them. Afterwards Martha inquired about their costumes and found that they were celebrating a bar mitzvah. She let them know that the “beautiful girls” (their words not ours) they just had their picture taken with were Palestinian. At first there was silence, then a “no way, here in Brighton? My mom’s gonna flip out!” They all went merrily on their way.
Perhaps this is how peace begins, when we all realize that we are all just teenagers living our lives and we’re in this together on the same streets. Just another God moment on the streets of Brighton as part of our Bridges Not Walls program!