In these parts — Israel — this season's festivals include Sukkot and Simchat Torah, Ramadan and Idl Fitr.
The charming image on the left is not a painting by Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt! It is Neel, lovely daughter of my friend Aida Shibli-Qleibo. Soon, Aida and her family will relocate from their home in Beit Safafa, near Jerusalem, to Aida's birthplace and family compound in Shibli, in northern Israel. There, Aida will continue her peace work with peoples of all faiths and nations. See you there?