Hearing about and seeing images of people weeping, clutching loved ones in relief or in grief while standing in front of devastated homes and schools evokes painful feelings of sadness, fear and helplessness.
G-d beyond my understanding,
The sky has turned violent,
Crushing homes and lives,
Toppling the foundations of hope and sustenance.
Our God, God of our ancestors, we thank you for the numerous blessings you have bestowed upon our nation. Out of the many nations of the world, our country has been blessed with a singular opportunity - to demonstrate how peoples of many faiths and heritages can live side by side, and enrich one another's lives through friendship and the sharing of our unique traditions.
Rabbi Limmer: "On Wednesday's Advocacy Day, I saw firsthand the impact that mobilizing in support of social justice can have both on the world and on the Rabbinate."
Rabbis Saperstein: "Today, as we celebrate this major step forward, we must also recommit ourselves to working to end discrimination against LGBT adults wishing to volunteer and work for the Boy Scouts, and indeed in all workplaces across the country."