May their children e-mail one another and not bomb one another
May they download each other’s mother’s bread recipes
This line from the poem “Fayetteville as in Fate” comes from E-mails from Scheherazad , a 2003 collection by Professor Mohja Kahf.
Professor Kahf also wrote the novel The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf (a Syrian immigrant woman’s coming-of-age story).
I learned of Kahf’s peace-making quote from Rabbi Rachel Berenblat, whose leadership, beautiful Velveteen Rabbi blog, and generous spirit also promote peace.
“O God, bless us with bread and do not make separation between it and us.”– the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.
Do you or anyone you know want to write a guest-blog for this here T.I.P. blog about either of these two things:
1) Muslims and Jews breaking bread together at Thanksgiving?
2) Your mother’s bread or roll recipe? Autumn and Winter were designed for bread-baking.
If you’re interested in guest-blogging, please let me know in the comments or contact me at * info at textislepatchwork dot com * Thank you.