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From the "Will" of Bruno Hussar

Wednesday 28 February 1996

From the "Will" of Bruno Hussar *

To my companions in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam:

I ask that everything concerning my burial in N.S. will take place under the direction of Anne and Yohanon Elihai, with the active participation of all the companions.
I turn towards the companions to say the following.

I am glad to live permanently among you. I believe that death is not the end of life, but a kind of metamorphosis, as it were, a complete change of the same life, passing from a known to an unknown phase. I believe that in some mysterious way I will continue to be connected to you.

If I have hurt any one of you, out of disregard or for any other reason, I sincerely ask for your pardon.

Here in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, we have one aim: peaceful reconciliation between our two peoples. In order to work fruitfully towards this aim, we need to have mutual understanding and consideration of each other. This means love.

I really want that what we do together will be done as an act of love, reconciliation and peace between all the members of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam.

I ask that you will not forget that Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam was founded thanks to a group of very dedicated friends, among them Rina, Yosef Emanuel, Mike Levy and others. And I particularly ask that you do not forget that Anne was the person who worked with me during all these pioneering years. Without her, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam would not have existed today.

My thanks to all the wonderful members who came and are still coming to live and work here, for their sharing in building this place.

I would like very much that you will organize this funeral so that it will really be an act of reconciliation, love and peace among all the companions, in an atmosphere of joy. Yes, joy, because I am staying in your midst, though in another form.

My brothers, start your prayers already in Jerusalem, in the House of Isaiah.

Now I want my fellows and friends, over and above all divisions between religions, opinions and philosophies, to be united in love and faith. Faith in the ultimate victory of love over hate - this is the real and deepest aim of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam.
A righteous man once said: "In a place where there is no love, sow love and you shall reap love". It may happen that the one who sowed the love will not reap it himself, but only someone who follows after him. But, no doubt, every seed of true love will give - today, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow - the fruit of love. This is the real aim of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam - to keep the hope alive and to sow a lot of love in this dry earth of our country. The fruit will come in its time, on the day of harvest.

* Bruno recorded this in Hebrew on a cassette tape found by Anne, a week after his death.

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