Rabbi Levi Brackman writes a moving tribute for Rabbi Uriel Malka, who was niftar this week, a victim of the Carmel fire. It is eerie to watch a video in the middle of the article of his blowing shofar earlier this year, so full of life and joy.
Rabbi Brackman writes about Rabbi Malka's unique contributions to the Jewish community he served.
This week is Hanukkah, when we are celebrating the victory of the weak over the strong and the few against the many. Often we tend to want to just live our own lives as if we are detached from the wider Jewish community. We tell ourselves that we have too much of our own to worry about. But when tragedy comes around we are forced to face the fact that we are still few compared to the many – we Jews are collectively a relatively small community. Each person's contribution is important and no one should be taken for granted.
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