Rabbi Jen Gubitz is the director of the Riverway Project at Temple Israel of Boston in Boston, MA. She is a proud product of Indiana University's Borns Jewish Studies Program and URJ Goldman Union Camp (GUCI), a Reform Jewish summer camp in Zionsville, IN.
Rabbi Jen Gubitz
D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Jen GubitzDecember 4, 2020
Overcome with emotion, the young man confined to a wheelchair began to sob. “Please tell them – tell everyone – that there are still Jews here…”
Walking outside into the crisp, salty Black Sea air, there wasn’t much to say.
Kol ha'Olam - the whole world was glued to Boston this week. The beautiful weekend, followed by an amazing race, with perfect running conditions. The only heartbreak, we thought, being the hills of Newton. Kol ha'Olam - the whole world gathered to cheer on world-class athletes, a world-class race course, with world-class fans. Kol ha'Olam - we know that in this whole world, we are not the only ones who face and fear tragedies like this and yet, Kol ha'Olam - it feels today in our whole world of Boston that we are under siege, and we are scared and we fear for our safety, for the safety of our loved ones, and for the safety of those we don't even know.