This is a video of a sermon I gave on Friday, October 6th, 2017.

With the Jewish holiday of Sukkot falling just days after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, I turned to the rituals and teachings of the holiday for insight on how we as nation can face the complex issues surrounding the Second Amendment.


  1. Jose L Martin Reply

    Thank you Rabbi for so eloquently surmising the challenge of balancing our heartfelt grief with the requisite joy of Sukkot. May Judaism’s inherent brilliance in challenging us to “seek light” when succumbing to the complacency of the darkness serve as a guide by which our nation can have the difficult but important discussion about gun violence in our country.

    • Rabbi Andrew Jacobs Reply

      Thank you Jose. We need to have the discussion. We can’t be afraid of it. We can’t ignore it.

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