In the past months, several people have spoken with me to express their dismay about living in divisive times. Many feel alienated from family members and friends. They are unsure about how to speak with people who hold political and personal views so different from their own. As the holiday season approaches, some dread the thought of family gatherings for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, gatherings that may devolve into verbal sparring.
We value “Shalom Bayit” – Peace in the House. But these days, peace can be elusive.