The prophet Jeremiah told the weary and heart-broken exiles of Jerusalem that they should seek the peace of the city. Rabbis, along with faith leaders of every tradition, teach that a broken society is one in which we fail to take care of others. This book asks some very hard questions of America in the midst of a Gun Violence epidemic, and presents a passionate, hopeful, healing response to a moment of national pain and fragility. The rabbis in this collection ask: How many incent deaths will it take for our elected officials to respond with moral conviction? How long must America wait to ackwledge that we lose 30+ American lives to Gun Violence every day, scarring our national life? How many tears must be shed? Learn, connect, and be inspired with the voices of today's rabbinic leaders.
Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA. Named by Newsweek as one of the top Rabbis in America (2013), he is a published author, recording artist, teacher and activist who has spent time working in Ghana with American Jewish World Service and in the White House with the PICO Network to amplify the prophetic Jewish voice in the world. A frequent speaker on Jewish Leadership and Literacy in communities around the United States and Israel, he serves on many boards, including serving as chair of Bay Area Masorti, on the Executive Council of the Rabbinical Assembly, and on the Chancellor's Rabbinic Cabinet for the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He blogs at menachemcreditor.org and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.