June 16th, 2018 — Shabbat Korah
Rabbi Sharon Brous
There is no law that requires tearing children from their parents, but if there were, we would be obligated to violate it. Our sacred texts and our history teach us that the duty to disobey an unjust law outweighs the duty to obey. Today– in a time of moral emergency– we are called to listen well to our conscience, which calls us to a far higher standard than a directive from any executive branch. Our government can persist in inhumane behavior only if good people remain silent.