K. J. Kruger is a mother of four and has lived in Israel for over 20 years. As teacher, life coach, writer, and speaker, she has been passionately involved in reconciliation between Arabs and Jews, and sees her role as being part of tikkun olam.
K.J. writes, "Are we prepared? Perhaps not. Can we get prepared? Again, perhaps not but there are still things we can do so that we aren't blindsided by the uncertainties ...
"The three weeks that culminate in Tisha B'Av are always difficult in Israel. This year was no different. There have been shootings, stabbings, killings, rioting and increased tension and fear."
K.J. writes, "How might we face the eventual sadnesses and disappointments we all will encounter with a bit more equanimity, and calmness?"