Tonight we are reeling from yet another horrific shooting of people who were at prayer. The suspect arrested in the shooting at the Chabad synagogue near San Diego appears to have several things in common with the perpetrator of the Tree of Life shooting six months ago in Pittsburgh. Both were acting alone and both had a history of racist rants on social media. There are similarities with the New Zealand mosque shooter as well. Indeed, the Chabad shooter claimed on line that he was inspired by the shootings in New Zealand and in Pittsburgh.Hatred, the oldest story Click To Tweet
It is fortunate that this year Passover follows the Israeli election so closely. We turn immediately from a bitter and divisive election to a celebration and a feast. No matter whom we supported, Passover reminds us that the Jews in Israel and the Diaspora share the same long history.