Why Bitter Herbs?
-By Rabbi Lynn Gottleib
Bitter herbs are a symbol of both the bitterness of oppression and green healing power that comes with naming the bitterness in order to turn it into a blessing instead of a curse. What is the nature of the inequality which makes this conﬂict bitter? What are the ways in which militarism causes Palestinians to suffer? What are the ways in which militarism causes Israelis to suffer? What are the healing alternatives?