I write these lines as I am trying to process the horrific attack on the last day of Passover, when an individual attacked the Chabad of Poway Synagogue killing Lori Gilbert-Kaye OB”M and wounding three, including the congregation’s rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. As a Chabad representative in Ottawa, I am humbled by and grateful for the kind and supportive words so many people in our community have shared with us.
There’s no way that our minds can deal with so much pain and suffering. We do not begin to understand God’s ways; we know that we are not expected to. However, we do know that it is precisely in a time like this that we must affirm our faith and resolutely increase our actions of goodness and kindness. [Read more…]