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Two Minute Drill: A Time for Empathy and Prayer

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today I feel compelled, even though it’s a difficult subject to talk about, I feel compelled to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. What happened over the last several days is just incredibly tragic. People have lost their lives, families have been completely torn apart, and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.



I’m Personally Worried…


I’m personally worried about my own family, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my niece who live in Jerusalem.

I’m always thinking about them, concerned about them, and making sure that they’re safe. Now, maybe they’re not as close to Gaza as some of the other towns in Southern Israel, but that doesn’t mean that they’re free from being attacked by terrorists.

This conflict has been going on for so long. Families have been disrupted and torn apart for so long.

The question that I have to ask is, where is leadership on both sides of this problem? Why do we not have a solution? Why do we not have a solution that has been supported by the international community in a fair and unbiased way?

I have to believe that Israeli families and Palestinian families feel the same way about this conflict. They want freedom! They want safety! They want security! They want prosperity! They want to be able to live together in peace!

It is only some of the political powers that foster terrorism and hatred, that foster extreme nationalism and hatred. These things have to stop for this crisis to stop. Unfortunately, I just don’t see an ending.

So, what do we do as people who want to see safety, security, and peace in the region?

We have to be able to listen with open minds and open hearts. We have to be able to rid ourselves of this concept of going into these extreme positions because it can be very easy to get into a position of extremism.

I for one know that it’s hard for me, but I’m doing my best to try and keep an open mind and understand with an empathetic heart and soul what’s happening to all people in that region.

Maybe we can all do better that way.

So that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Thanks so much! You guys have a great week!

please pray for the people in that region and pray for a speedy resolution to this crisis.


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Dr Art LeVine
7 months ago

Hi hear you brother! I have cousins in Tel Aviv and on a kibbutz in one of the settlement areas. No one in the family has posted anything since this tragedy began and nerves are frayed. I wish only good news for your sis and family 👪, and to all the people in that region to be safe above all and for cooler intelligent heads to prevail.

Jay Greenstein
7 months ago
Reply to  Dr Art LeVine

Art, I hope your cousins are safe and out of harms way. I’ll be sending prayers for all who are affected by this terrible situation too. Thanks so much for your comments brother!

7 months ago

Well done.

Jay Greenstein
7 months ago
Reply to  Amelia

Thank you Amelia!

7 months ago

This was my first two minute drill. Dr. Jay, I appreciate how open you were about this. And I’m in agreement with you on how incredibly tragic it is and how we have to protect our hearts

Jay Greenstein
7 months ago
Reply to  Ricky

Yessir Ricky. Thank you for your comments!

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