Tree of Life - Sightings (Joshua Feigelson)
My Jewish friends are, today, observing Shabbat (Sabbath). They will do so with sadness on their hearts as they remember fellow Jews slaughtered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday morning. This latest attack on a religious community raises concerns in all of us, that we might be targets as well. Could, for instance, someone attack my congregation because we are Open and Affirming. The question was asked last Sunday. Joshua Feigelson addresses these questions, and puts them in a larger context of Holocaust theology as well as the dangers posed by climate change, his original column idea. What are we doing to each other? No, we shouldn't need armed guards at are places of worship. I invite you to reflect upon the words of this latest Sightings Column. Will join me in lifting up our Jewish friends as they gather this weekend for Shabbat in prayer, understanding that prayer requires action on our part.