It's been quite an introduction to our new community to see how everyone responded to the tragic loss of a teenager in a terrorist attack. It made me think a lot about how we treat each other in the Jewish community at large, and how we handle diversity of opinion. Here are my thoughts in the Times of Israel.
This summer, we moved north. Well, northeast to be exact. We still live in New England, though we are now Boston and not New York centered. I thought that this (nearly) life long New Yorker had considered all the changes that we would need to anticipate. What took us all by surprise is that in these darkest weeks of the year, shabbat begins before 4PM.