Yes, it was a depressing article, but I would respectfully disagree with you about the article potentially having an undercurrent of antisemitism. In fact, I took it just the opposite. It seems to me Farrah is suggesting that Jewish people are being targeted. Arab Jews are being discriminated against. I hold that both Jew and Christian are in the exact same boat in this vast struggle against this very present evil. Trust me, my friend, we are indeed in this together more closely than you might imagine.
Well, aug 6 is just a few days away, and I am pretty sure I'm going to wake up on Aug 7 and discover that .... yep, time to go to work again and then end the day on a golf course, once again contemplating the timing of certain media reports inbetween golf shots. Mostly though, I'll report in advance that the majority of my thoughts will be not be in words, but the images of geophysical beauty of moving white against constant blue, and then ... green.
But, I'll agree with you at the least that we do indeed share a common ark. Someday, a common understanding of what covenant means will be shared too ...
I hope I'm wrong about the undercurrents. But, I'm doubtful.