Tonight, as we welcome the joy of Shabbat, our hearts and spirits are saddened and angered by the senseless act of terror that last night transformed nationalistic pride in France to a state of national mourning. The path of terrorist destruction in Nice that, to date, has claimed 84 lives comes on the heels of the too many acts of terror unleashed on American soil and abroad.
Tonight, at Shabbat service at 6:45 pm, Cantor Bach and I, through special readings and song, will pay tribute to those whose lives have been snuffed out and provide us an opportunity to find comfort in our sacred community.
I hope you will join us.
Shabbat Shalom--may it indeed be a Shabbat of greater peace.