Our Hearts are Heavy by Rabbi Daniel Chorny
Dear TNS Family,
Our Shabbat peace was shattered as we learned of the senseless attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree is Life Synagogue, resulting in the loss of 11 souls from our world. My heart is shattered, knowing that there are no words that can bring back the victims and comfort their survivors.
As the news trickled into our sanctuary, we shared moments to express our sorrow through our liturgy and in our personal prayers. If you need support at this times, even if you just want to talk, I’m available by email and by phone.
Our tradition teaches that when our world is stricken with darkness, we must fight back with light: through acts of loving kindness, charity, care and hospitality. This tragedy is not ours alone, but of the entire human family, and I pray that we respond by redoubling our efforts to help speedily bring about the words of the prophet: “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither will they experience war anymore”.