Replacing hate with love

I was walking to the supermarket this morning when I saw this:

“Arabs go home! We want revenge!”

It really bothered me, and so I posted about it in social media. “Nothing like some racism to ruin your gorgeous chol hamoed morning. I guess I know what my family is doing this morning. Anyone know how to get spray paint off walls?”

Within an hour the Iriyah (municipality) came and cleaned it up, the incident was reported in the news, and concerned Jerusalemites spread the word through Facebook and Twitter.

And we? We spent our morning in the park with our friend and neighbor Ilana Nelson, painting new signs to replace the ugly words…

… and to¬†show that we can create love instead of hate.

“We love the neighbors”

Naava Shafner

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Naava Shafner was born in the USA, but her soul took flight the first time she breathed the Jerusalem air. In 2014 Naava co-founded ImaKadima, an organization that supports career minded mothers and advocates for family friendly workplaces. Naava's hallmark is her passion- for Jerusalem, for career minded moms, for her family, and for making sure Israel lives up to its potential to be an "Or Lagoyim", a light unto the nations. You can usually find Naava searching for a donut, extolling the benefits of being a career minded mother, fighting for women's rights, or keeping up with her three energetic children, Lavi, Shalhevet, and Tikva, together with her partner-in-crime Ari. You can follow Naava's exploits on Facebook.


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