In what some may consider a shameless act of self-promotion I am doing something I rarely do and that is to send you an essay of mine that will soon be published (I've received permission to circulate it). I began writing it last summer. It is my response--from a Jewish ethical perspective--to Israel's war on Lebanon and ongoing assault against the Palestinian people. The essay, which is entitled, A Jewish Plea, is directed at the larger, mainstream Jewish community but I hope it will speak to all of you as well. If you want to share it with others, please do. If you do not, that is fine, too. I just wanted you to have it. I welcome your comments.