The other day, I was asked why I got involved in the gun violence prevention movement. It’s because of my intolerance—I have no tolerance for injustice and nonsense.
This past Mother’s Day, I marched with my family in the Moms Demand Action's 4th Annual Brooklyn Bridge March and Rally to End Gun Violence (#BridgetoGunSense).
Washington, D.C., June 20, 2016 – In response today’s Senate votes on expanding mandatory background checks and closing the terror gap, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:
The scourge of gun violence is one that has affected so many of our neighbors, and we are commanded by Jewish tradition to act.
On Sunday, June 12, the largest and deadliest mass shooting in American history occurred at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida, leaving 49 lives lost, and over 53 people injured.
On June 17, 2015, one year ago today, nine people were killed at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina when a 21-year-old man opened fire in a weekly Bible study.
I spent most of yesterday in the car, sitting in traffic, trying to make conversation with my wife, and thinking about the unfathomable horror of the massacre in Orlando. I find it all but impossible to mentally process evil of such magnitude, let alone to understand it.