Lift Each Other Up, #ShowUpForShabbat

Tonight, at our service and candlelight vigil, as we come together for the first Shabbat after the attack at Tree of Life Congregation, we’ll sing the words of Rabbi Nachman (1772-1810): Kol ha’olam kulo, gesher tzar me’od; v’ha’ikar lo l’fached klal The whole world is a very narrow bridge, but the essential thing is to have no fear at all. These words are beautiful, but they’re easier said than done. As we stand in the shadow of the worst anti-Semitic attack in the United States, we’re a community in grief. We’re angry. The world appears to be a very narrow bridge and many of us are afraid. We’re grasping for something, anything to lift our spirits, to fill us with hope. And many of us feel lost. At moments like this, Rabbi Nachman teaches us that: The nature of man is to pull himself towards depression as a result of…