On first glance, the words “baruch dayan ha’emet” blessed is the true judge, might seem inappropriate given the circumstances of the Pittsburgh attack (“This Is Not Nazi Germany,” Nov. 9). But what is the alternative? It would require us to believe in an unfair world. A world filled with evil outside of God’s control. It’s not a world I could bear to raise my kids in.
I’d much rather embrace a belief that no matter what happens in my life or in the world around me, God’s goodness is ever-present. My job is not to ask “why?” but rather “what can I do to bring more light?” In the face of evil and sadness, we double down on our faith in a fair world and our commitment to play a role in its tikkun.