K.J. Kruger


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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. 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.

To whom should we show forgiveness?

"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."

Are you ready?

K.J. writes, "How might we face the eventual sadnesses and disappointments we all will encounter with a bit more equanimity, and calmness?"

Weddings in Israel – A guide for the perplexed

K.J. writes, "Since many of our friends from the Messianic community are from out of the country, some have asked how much or what to give. Is a gift proper or a check? What are they to expect at the wedding? How are they to behave?"

The beloved city

K.J. writes, "So this week when we are in school and someone quotes the beloved words, "The Temple Mount is in our hands," I will have to swallow the lump in my throat and thank God for bringing us home to our city, to our inheritance, whole and free once again."

Slice of life in Israel

K.J. writes, "It wasn't altogether surprising to discover that after having lived and worked as a teacher for sixteen years in this place, that I didn't actually have a license."

We stand together to remember and honor

K.J. writes, "The eleventh-grade class took it upon themselves to meet with survivors from Poland, the Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Italy, and other countries."

Passover in Israel

K.J. writes, "The days of preparation are unlike like anything I have ever experienced. There is a national surge of joy, optimism, and frenzy."

Behold the Man

K.J. writes, "I was surprised by the sheer number of Jewish artists who were captivated by the person and symbolism of Jesus."

Blenders and neighbors

K.J. writes, "Yes, people in Israel are close. We have to be. We have to stand together and help each other and open our homes. We have be able to laugh at our mistakes and form friendships..."

Tu BiShvat and the Red South

K.J. writes, "To me, it is comforting that we have Spring to look forward to after winter. I love that God has set it up this way. Sometimes during the winter, we think that we will never be warm again..."

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