We Jews uphold a tradition called Purim, every once a year we celebrate the miracle of the rescue of the Jewish people around 2500 years ago.

According to the story the Jewish people was held hostage in Persia by the Persian empire. A great and vast civilization at the time.

According to legend the evil Haman sought to put the Jewish people to the torch, but by divine providence queen Esther (the name of my second daughter) went to the emperor Xerxes and he decided to trust the Jews.

What can we learn from that story? Well first of all, I suppose it is about the relationship between Jews and Iranians. When we are at our best, we can be friends. When we are loving, intelligent, go with G-d, there is peace and rejuvenation to be found.

But when we descend into egoism and selfishness, the opposite is the case.

I believe, that we as Jews should be neutral.

Now the great peace treaty, that I am almost the only one to upheld was based on these ideas.

I know, that they seem unrealistic now, and perhaps soon things will deteoriate.

But let us remember this moment, that moment of Purim, when we actually found each other in peace.

Perhaps that will be the saving grace, when things start to go bananas again.

G-d bless the peace we can find on this place called earth.

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