I feel too numbed to list the outbursts of hate, sometimes enacted with knives, guns, or rocks; or the statements of political leaders and special-interest stakeholders that often look more like verbal violence than constructive dialogue. The world is experiencing so much darkness, and I’m afraid.
Wandering through Jerusalem, I realied that gates invite us to stop on our journey and take stock of where we’ve been and where we should go next. But the choice of direction is entirely up to us.
Why does a 47-year old man, who has been Jewish for only five years, uproot his life, change careers, and leave a holy community that has become attached to his soul in order to become a rabbi? Because it’s the only way forward.