Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Response to Tragedy
The violent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was a tragic shock to our nation. But it did not have to happen at all. As Jews who believe each life is created in the divine image of God, we are compelled to do all we can to prevent future such massacres.
We are signing the petition from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs calling for comprehensive reforms to end gun violence and ensure access to mental health care for all who need it. And we are asking you to sign it also. With a concerted effort from all of us we can demonstrate our community’s resolve against gun violence and avoid a return to complacency. Join us in signing this petition at http://www.endgunviolencenow.org, sharing it widely, and making it a national priority to end the violent scourge we saw in Connecticut.
Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz
Dr. Lance Strate, President