Today is the last day of Chanukah. I would like to extend my prayers that the light of our candles help bring peace and comfort to all of us who are reeling from the news in Connecticut. We are all sad and overwhelmed.
May our families and communities strengthen their vows to care for each and every member of society: to reach out and care for the the lost and the lonely; to be a source of strength for the weak, to bring light to darkness, and fight bravely against tyranny.
Let us gather with our family and loved ones to light candles, hold hands, and cry; let us, at least, feel sad and overwhelmed together.
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