“Don’t stop after beating the swords into ploughshares, don’t stop! Go on beating and make musical instruments out of them. Whoever wants to make war again will have to turn them into ploughshares first.” –Yehuda Amichai
Jewish tradition teaches that “whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9).
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.
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October 3, 2017
The recent wave of criminal assaults with guns both here and abroad all too tragically dramatize the hideous crime this nation continues to perpetuate against itself--its consistent refusal to take effective measures to control the manufacture, sale, and ownership of guns.