Eliyahu McLean, Israel

'Rodef Shalom', or 'Pursuer of Peace', and Director of Jerusalem Peacemakers. http://jerusalempeacemakers.org/

  • The Art of Peacemaking

    Eliyahu McLean, Israel

    (Submitted by the author and originally published in 'The Art of Living')

    In our increasingly polarized world, traditional Jewish teachings about peace can offer us wisdom that we can apply in our current predicament. The word shalom in Hebrew means peace.
    From the same root in Hebrew comes the word shalem, or wholeness. The great Hassidic philosopher Rebbe Nachman taught that the highest, or absolute, peace is the peace between opposites.