Amidst the vengeful carnage in Israel, a sliver of grace in the figure of Rachel Fraenkel, whose son Naftali was one of three Israeli teens abducted and murdered. A respected scholar of Jewish law, Fraenkel has met and grieved with the family of murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir - and they with her, now, simply, all members of "two families that have lost their sons” - and swiftly released several statements of outrage and condolence when Mohammed's burned body was found.
“There is no difference between blood and blood. Murder is murder. There is no justification and no atonement for murder.”