In This Moment
We'll read this in the litany of sins, time after time on Yom Kippur. When you arrive at these two lines, think of Rabbi Wise, who unwisely neglected to embrace the urgency of the moment, when his voice - amplified by the urgency and holiness of Yom Kippur - could have made a difference. It could have spurred our reluctant (or worse) State Department to take action. It could have brought hope to the victims. It could have put American Jews on alert.