Blogger’s Favorites from Bee and I. (Part 3 of 4)
In honor of our second year blogging together, we have asked our 8 bloggers to take a look back at their favorite blog posts from each of the other bloggers. In this post, we focus on our favorite posts from Palestinian-Israeli blogger Bee and Israeli-American blogger I.. For those of you who are newer readers, we remind you a little bit about each of the bloggers and their background before introducing some of their posts!
Favorites from Bee
I am a Palestinian. The way I see it, we have a special relationship with the English letter B. We love to use it and sometimes we find it easier to pronounce than other sounds close to it. In some words, B is one of those letters that loses its sound and becomes a silent letter. All I can say is that I can relate to that. And in other words, B is visible and soundable.
Abbsi: The Humanist
Alice through the Looking Glass: Bottle of Water
Goody Two Shoes and I.: A Celebration of Loss: Israeli-Palestinians on Israel’s Independence Day
Tootsie Pop: 10 Things About Palestinian Weddings You Should Know or 5 Types of Eyebrows Every Palestinian Woman Has Seen (With all the conflict and suffering around us, it's nice to have a little humor every now and then.)
Favorites from I.
I can only speak for myself. I’m a watcher, a doer, a carer, a wife, a mother. I'm an American-Israeli Messianic Jewish Jerusalemite. I've spent nearly all my adult life here, and I've matured in between war and peace encounters.
There is always something new to learn, something sharp and unexpected to challenge my views. I accept this challenge, and willingly wrestle with it. I value people and relationships, and I strive to see the common humanity between all of us in this city's diversity.
I love this mad, beautiful city for its multiculturalism and history. I hurt for this city of pain and hatred, where “unified” is a political term with positive/negative connotations depending on one's political leaning. Moments of beauty and pain can be found everywhere. I hold tight to moments of hope and redemption, snapshots of what this city can be if we all work to make it a better one.
Abbsi: Jesus the Feminist
Alice through the Looking Glass: Jesus as a Syrian Refugee
Bee: Mary Bears Witness
Goody Two Shoes and Q.: Discomfort with Privilege
Tootsie Pop: 5 Muslim Thinkers and a Messianic Jew