If we are serious about preventing gun violence, saving lives and, according to the Talmud, saving the world, we need to collectively take a stand against gun violence. We must make clear to our elected officials that we will not tolerate another day of inaction.
Eight months after President Barack Obama appointed Samantha Power to direct the new Atrocities Prevention Board, it still has no website, phone number or email. Despite the fanfare and high-sounding pronouncements accompanying its creation — and despite all the fresh atrocities in Syria, Sudan and elsewhere — the board still does not exist.
Twenty-five years ago, I joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans on the National Mall to draw attention to the plight of Soviet Jews. But this movement did not come to the Jewish community speedily.