Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
Published in the NY Times: November 19, 2006
This is an excerpt:
Q. You’re very forgiving.
PB. I like the word “shalom.” I use it in my correspondence, I use it in my sermons, and that’s how I sign my e-mails — “shalom.” To me it is a concrete reminder of what it is we’re all supposed to be about.
Q. Because it means peace in Hebrew?
PB. It means far more than peace. I think it’s a vision of the human community. Those great visions of Isaiah — every person fed, no more strife, the ill are healed, prisoners are released.
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