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Uvalde, Texas: There are no more words, only tears.

על אלה אני בוכיה

For these things I do weep
Lamentations 1:16

We can’t find the words that can express the enormity of horror and heartbreak we all feel for the shooting of 19 children and a teacher today in Uvalde, Texas.

We mourn for the children.

We mourn for their loved ones.

We mourn for our country.

We pray for the collective common sense to establish gun control, now.

There are no more words, only tears.

J. Rolando Matalon

Written By J. Rolando Matalon

José Rolando Matalon, B’nai Jeshurun’s senior rabbi and rosh kehilah (head of congregation), was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was educated in Buenos Aires, Montreal, Jerusalem, and New York...

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becca weintraub

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