In writing about Jewish suffering and the tears that are written into the very fabric of Jewish memory, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks asks: “How can I let go of that pain when it is written into my very soul? And yet I must. For the sake of my children and theirs, not yet born. I cannot build their future on the hatreds of the past, nor can I teach them to love God more by loving people less…The duty I owe my ancestors who died because of their faith is to build a world in which people no longer die because of their faith. I honour the past not be repeating it but by learning from it…by refusing to add pain to pain, grief to grief. That is why we must answer hatred with love, violence with peace, resentment with generosity of spirit and conflict with reconciliation. This is faith.”

The Dignity of Difference, p. 190

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. Martin Luther King Jr.  

haggadah Section: Bareich