Chayei Sarah – Am Yisrael Chai

Tonight,  I would love to do a beautifully crafted sermon, in which all the threads and ideas weave into a single message that inspires.   Sadly,  this has been a broken week, when we are feeling broken, and my sermon is also broken.  So I want to offer some thoughts on Pittsburgh, on anti-Semitism, on resistance, and on resilience.

This week’s Torah Portion is Chayei Sara, the life of Sarah, but the portion actually begins not with Sarah’s life, but with her death…