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A visit by a group of Conservative Rabbis from New York to the Seeds of Creation project in Hurfeish, was a unique and unforgettable event. The rabbis, who came to Israel as part of a year of study sponsored by the Shechter Institute in Jerusalem, was invited to visit the Druse village of Hurfeish. What made the visit unique was the central place of art and the creative process, which quickly brought the visitors and the hosts together in a meaningful exchange, overcoming the language barrier. The young rabbis were exposed to Druse culture from a truly unique perspective. In an activity at the community memorial site, together with the children who had lost parents in military action, they sculpted bells out of clay. The names of all the participants were inscribed in the clay. At the end of the activity, the children presented the rabbis with gifts of small bells that they created together, with the names of the children they worked with.
One of the rabbis said: “This bell will remind us, every time it rings, of the magical place in which it was created”. And for the Druse children, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. An inter-cultural meeting that brought together hearts and souls through artistic creation.