Hello All!

Well, today I may have stuck my foot in it on the Ravelry boards. In particular the qustions on Judaism. Zionist question! Yes…open mouth insert foot that is me! What else is new right.
If I fall under attack, any suggestions?

We have only one rule on the group and that is play nice, I played nice, I truely did, I just stated my opinion, and offered facts to back my opinion. We’ll see if it brings down the fire and brim stone.

Have a great day!

7 thoughts on “Hello All!

  1. melanie says:

    I must say that asking a question is not putting your foot in it. It’s just a question. Questions are good!

  2. Raven says:

    I think you did quite alright. Questions are good, but sometimes people feel very passionate about one thing so they end up answering before they think it through. I think it had the potential to become nasty and I’m glad you recognized that we should avoid that discussion early on before it became too heated.

    You are a good leader for our group Hanane. You do a lot to promote peace, understanding and knitting. Thank you both (Hanane and Katie) for this blog and for being such wonderful people.

  3. tikkunknitter says:

    I don’t think there was anything wrong with raising your question, Hanane. What’s challenging for the Ravelry group is managing it’s diversity (especially among the Jewish members), and finding ways to discuss the question that remains compassionate, respectful, and fair. That usually means leaving partisan ideologies off the keyboard.
    Thank you for your open-hearted approach and efforts!

  4. Jane says:

    Now that I’m on avelry, I’m just going to have to track down your question. I’m sure it’s perfectly reasonable only we live in such an unreasonable world.

    My friend, Amal, has given me a gentle education since I met her last year. we became close, fast friends and in December I’m off to visit with her in Morocco (she lives in Spain but was originally from Palestine).

    If we can’t talk openly as humans, we will never learn. Please don’t stop asking the questions…

  5. finngarianmama says:

    (((hugs))) I haven’t read your conversation on Ravelry but I just wanted to say, people here (in the US) have no idea, generally, what is happening in Palestine. I ready Jimmy Carter’s book last year and was completely blown away by it. I agree, we need to talk openly. People need to see into others’ lives, we need to understand each other. It’s the only way.

  6. Jessica says:

    Hello–I discovered your blog via Ravelry, not by any sort of religious post, but merely because I was looking at a cardigan pattern you’ve started. Just wanted to let you know how refreshing I found your blog to be. I come from a family of many religions. Thank you for a blog that promotes awareness and understanding.

  7. BoB shotton says:

    I met too much bigotry while in the army. (mostly with reference to Northern Ireland, and just befor I left Iraq).
    I don’t care what their religion, colour, creed, sexuality or whatever divisor anyone comes up with, a person is a person is a person until they prove themselves otherwise.

    Best wishes

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