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Sunday, February 10, 2013
"Peace in our Cities: Rabbis Against Gun Violence"
"Peace in our Cities: Rabbis Against Gun Violence" is now available on Amazon. I'm proud to be a contributor to this timely collection of essays, designed to have an impact on the current national and state-wide conversation.
Foreword by Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Introduction by Pastor Michael McBride
Afterword by Teny Oded Gross
Edited by Rabbi Menachem Creditor
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 innocent deaths will it take for our elected officials to respond with moral conviction? How long must America wait to acknowledge 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.