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Never Again? Can that Be a Reality?

I turned on my phone after Shabbat to see the protests at the airport. People with Visas and green cards are being turned away. People who have come to see their children studying in University. People coming to visit sick loved ones. People who are refugees fleeing from persecution, who are being turned back to places where they will die or be tortured.

How can the US, the “leaders of the free world” act in such disregard to those that truly need our help? How are we not helping those in need?

For the argument that we need to look inwards first- yes you are correct. And again I ask how. How are our governmental officials able to sign documents that take away health care? How is it a country that it is not a give-in that health care is something that everyone should have? That instead we all need to pay hundreds of dollars- but that is only if we are lucky enough not to be truly sick or didn’t spend time in the hospital (even in the NICU).

How do we live in a world where a country and decriminalize domestic abuse? Do we really live in a world still that thinks we can hit our family members? That if someone doesn’t do what we want we can beat them? That now those who are abused have NO WHERE to turn to?

How is it possible that the US elected such a leader? What happened in the world that anything he said seemed like it should be backed? How is it possible that with all the protests going on, there is NOTHING to do to stop it? That the best we have is to continue to protest…

How can it be that there is so much hate and fear? I thought there was such a thing as checks and balances in the US government- how is nothing being done? Why are the people’s voices not being heard?

I feel helpless. I feel pain. I want to be shouting, but I don’t know who to shout at.

 

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I'm not always the greatest at sharing what is in my head. Here is a place that I am experimenting with sharing my ideas and thoughts. They are about my life, my experiences in becoming a rabbi, things that I see going on around me, and sometimes words of Torah.

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