November 3, 2018—25 Cheshvan 5779
Etz hayim he l’mahazikim bah v’tomkheha me’ushar…“It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and all who hold onto it are blessed. Its ways are pleasant, and all its paths are peace.”
Each time we return the Torah to the ark, as we just did, we chant these words from the third chapter of Proverbs. But this week, reeling from the terror attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, how do we proclaim the tree of life, for those who grasp it, are blessed? Its ways are pleasant? All its paths are peace?