December 11, 2019

Rabbi Sharon Brous

As of the most recent count, 58 people were senselessly murdered in Las Vegas last night, and more than 500 wounded. Another horrific mass shooting.
America is turning from a place with an undercurrent of antisemitism, to a place in which antisemitism is condoned by the state.
The legacy of slavery, the genocide of Native Americans and the exploitation of immigrants remain unresolved and largely unacknowledged.
At the very same time that we need religion to be a strong force against extremism, it is suffering from a second trend, what I call religious routine-ism.