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.

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..."

What is necessary for evil to triumph?

K.J. writes, "The world has seen the atrocities of the Holocaust and it has all been documented... How then, is it still possible that the disproportionate response of condemnation toward the Jewish state seems to be a sport and taken for granted by the U.N.?"

Don’t let the light go out

K.J. writes, "January is cold. The winter holidays are over, and there is rain. Many people are suffering from illness, and the joy of celebration can give way to feelings of letdown and loneliness."

The Turning Point

K.J. writes, "I am not quite sure how it happened, but suddenly one day she stopped complaining and basically changed her mind. She decided that since she had to do this thing called the army for another year..."

Hanukkah in Israel

K.J. writes, "Those of us who are parents and teachers know that we are responsible for kindling the light of hope in others."

It won’t be cold forever

K.J. writes, "It's cold! Winter has arrived in Israel. I look out on my porch and I see the wind whipping the leaves on the trees... Why don't I turn on the heat, you might logically ask?"

Let us not wander from home

K.J. writes, "don't try to pull, manipulate, or slowly open something that you know is closed for a reason. You will get into trouble and perhaps get others in trouble, as well."

Are you truly grateful?

K.J. writes, "How much are we like this? We think we need/want/must have something that is not so good, all the while missing the blessing that is right in front of us. When we remember to bless the LORD for what we have, our focus immediately shifts from wanting and coveting to blessing and thankfulness."

Hassan, Hitler, and Me

K.J. writes, "A fellow (Jewish) teacher said, "Oh, well, you can't really blame them. They see the Jewish soldiers oppressing them. So, it's natural for them to feel this way. You have to love your enemies." I freaked out! Then, I coldly said, "He is not my enemy. He is my student and I do love him.""

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