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From Hurricane Sandy To Sandy Hook: The Jewish Response To Darkness

As God's junior partners, we must always react in ways that help build and sustain the world and humanity.

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As God’s junior partners, we must always react in ways that help build and sustain the world and humanity. In this way we will create light amidst the deepest darkness.

About the Author: Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the David Mitzner dean of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future (www.yu.edu/cjf), the largest provider of service learning and experiential education trips for Orthodox students. Its missions focus on helping impoverished individuals - Jews and non-Jews - around the world.


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