Jewish Mourning: A Reflection in Light of Summer Camp Tragedies

Judaism’s approach to mourning shares wisdom with Leonard Cohen’s lyrics, 'There’s a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.’

The blows have felt almost unstoppable these last few weeks. My Facebook and Twitter feeds are awash with prayers and reflections. The news has not been good. First, a camper was critically injured when lightning struck a Jewish summer camp in Indiana. Then came...