Photo Credit: Associated Press / Gene J. Puskar
Last Saturday, our country was rocked by more senseless gun violence. On Saturday morning, a congregation of my fellow Jewish people gathered to pray on our Sabbath. This day was even more special because a baby was going to be named. A tradition that we did with my own daughter. And just like that, thanks to the new normal of hate and violence in our country, all of it ended with 11 innocent lives lost and a community devastated.
It takes a day like last Saturday for all of us to recognize our world has changed. Our country has changed. However, I also know there are communities in Chicago where children and families live this nightmare walking to and from school. Last Saturday’s events have brought this into our consciousness. But it’s not the first time and certainly wont be the last.