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Light in darkness: Making human miracles

RABBI JOHN A. LINDER | Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:00 am

I write this as the global community is unhinged, shaken and afraid. We are struggling to see through the darkness wrought by violence in God’s name. We are disoriented in the wake of the massacre of 130 people in Paris – an escalation of an ongoing campaign of terror waged by ISIS, the Islamic State; religious fundamentalism desecrating God’s name.

How can Jewish tradition help us navigate these turbulent waters? How can Judaism hold both the need and obligation to fight and stamp out this clear enemy to all of humanity, while not abandoning our responsibility and compassion to refugees who themselves are fleeing for their lives from our common enemy?

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