March 20th, 2021 — Shabbat Vayikra 5781
White supremacy and racist violence, gender-based violence, gun violence—these crises have long plagued our nation. On the cusp of Passover, the celebration of our liberation, there is yet another mass shooting—this time an attack on Asian American women. The scream has been awakened in us. But this is no cry of despair. It is a cry of wakefulness. It is rooted in the awareness that silence in the face of evil renders us complicit to that evil, and in the belief that we can and must do better. May this cry be the beginning of our collective redemption.