Heartache and Hard Questions – Rabbi Sharon Brous

May 1st, 2021 — Shabbat Emor 5781

After unthinkable loss on Lag b’Omer, amidst our shared grief, we ache for a message of hope and resiliency. But in the face of devastating communal loss, our tradition points us toward relentless self-scrutiny: in what ways have we again failed to protect the human beings at the heart of our great project? Asking these questions does not betray the dead—it honors them, because it is the only way to avert future disasters.