My heart breaks for all in Russia, especially the residents of Beslau. Reading accounts and seeing picutres of the human devestation and the lives which are forever changed has given me much pause this Shabbat. Let’s all please keep them (and all who suffer from terror) in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. Perhpas through remaining connected with the pain in the world, rather than ignoring it, we can learn more about what might lead to such horrors and be able to do our individual and communal tasks to change the world and prevent this in the future.
(In case you need a link to the events in Russia, try this New York Times article.)