Remembering Those Lives Taken In The Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

While preparing this week’s Torah portion that has to do with the birth of Esau and Jacob, I cannot get out of my mind the devastating event that occurred at the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. Our hearts go out to them. The same jealousy and hatred that has existed since the time of Cain and Abel, and Esau and Jacob, still pervades the soul of humankind.  Enmity against another continues to fuel the lust to destroy the lives of others out of jealousy and self-righteous hatred of others. ...