What Strange Fires Illuminate for Us

Our Jewish tradition is a rejection of the mindset that some human beings are expendable. The work we have to do to create more equity in our society is bigger than any one of us, as this pandemic has laid bare. But it has also demonstrated that such work cannot be done without any one of us.  The whole House of Israel must weep for the extreme loss of life amongst our African American neighbors. And may our tears and pain and discomfort be the lens through which we view the choices we make every moment henceforth.