A Prayer for Victims of Gun Violence
At the Washington National Cathedral's interfaith prayer service to mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I offered the following words of comfort and prayer.
Reform Jewish Leader Offers Prayer for Victims of Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
October 3, 2017
A Kaddish after Gun Violence, for When Humanity Fails Itself
The Mourners Kaddish begins "Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'may rabba," "Exalted and Holy be Your great name" - yet little feels holy today, following another mass shooting.
Stunned By Carnage, Again, We Cannot Be Idle
Thoughts, prayer, and words are appropriate – but they’re not sufficient. Our words need to be followed by long overdue actions and hard work.
Jewish Resources for Coping with the Las Vegas Shootings
As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience and not stand idly by the blood of our neighbor. We offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.
URJ President's Statement Following Mass Shooting in Las Vegas: We Must Revere Human Life Over Gun Rights
This latest mass shooting cannot be termed a random act of violence. Even before all the facts are known we know this: rather than revere gun rights our country must finally revere human life.
Reform Jewish Movement Creates Sudan Relief Fund to Address the Needs of Victims of Genocidal Violence in Darfur, Western Sudan
New York, August 13, 2004 - The Union for Reform Judaism announced this week the creation of the Sudan Relief Fund, a humanitarian relief fund to address the needs of victims of genocidal violence in Darfur, Western Sudan.
Want to be Happy? Take a Lesson From Jewish Tradition
Before we left the house as kids, my dad always asked, “Is everybody happy?” Learn what Jewish tradition has to say about happiness.
Social Media Doesn't Detect Breast Cancer, Mammograms Do
I am reminded about breast cancer prevention every single day – 365 days a year – each time I look in the mirror after a shower, but I'm not seeking pity or sympathy.