We started this blog to foster an open, unafraid conversation about Israel, Palestine, and the Jewish Future.
It is a holiday for all Americans, and we should be proud and unafraid of being sentimental.
But what stands out for me is how we as a country and people are unafraid to renew ourselves with peace, dignity, and purpose.
early 14c., originally past participle of afray "frighten," from Anglo-French afrayer, from Old French esfreer (see affray (n.)). A rare case of an English adjective that never stands before a noun. Because it was used in A.V. Bible, it acquired independent standing and thrived while affray faded, chasing out the once more common afeared. Sense in I'm afraid "I regret to say, I suspect" (without implication of fear) is first recorded 1590s.
Her blue affrayed eyes wide open shone [Keats, "The Eve of St. Agnes," 1820]