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Closeup of a police siren in the dark with colorful but blurry lights  in the distance

As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.

Kate Kaput
Torn red paper heart held together by a Bandaid against a white background

 A day of love, romance, flowers, chocolate, amorous notes, and intimate poems turned into one of hate, fear, bloodshed, tragedy, and death. 

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Silhouette of a man sitting on rocks looking out at a starry night sky

Say it when the priests go eat the sacrifice.
Say it when the stars appear.
Say it until midnight.
Say it before dawn.
Say it in the morning light.

Julia Knobloch
Stack of crackers

In Parashat B'shalach, God begins to provide manna for the Israelites wandering in the desert.

Alden Solovy
Upturned hands holding a lit candle in the darkness as in prayer or mourning

At least 300 are dead and 125 injured after an attack on a Sufi mosque in the Northern Sinai on Friday, including at least 27 children. 

Alden Solovy
Lighted candle flickering in total darkness

This poem was written in memory of Kristallnacht (Nov. 9-10, 1938) in honor of those who suffered

Stacey Zisook Robinson
A brunette woman from the back with her hair up and her hands on her neck as she looks out over a body of water

May the “Me Too” campaign of this week be blessed with the staying power to live well beyond the news cycle.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Firefighters work to put out a wildfire blazing across dry land

This is an original prayer to end the California wildfires, for safety, for the victims, for healing and for renewal. 

Alden Solovy
Vegas skyline at twilight against a light orange colored sunset

As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience and not stand idly by the blood of our neighbor. We offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.

Kate Bigam
Rabbi Jonah Pesner delivers a prayer at the National Cathedrals interfaith vigil for victims of the Las Vegas shootings

At the Washington National Cathedral's interfaith prayer service to mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I offered the following words of comfort and prayer.

 
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

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