Jewish Response to Tragedy.  No.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People.  No, no.  You said you wouldn’t do that topic except in person.

So…maybe the best thing is to be silent after a tragedy of this magnitude?  But how can you remain silent and just go and blog about something else, as though it never happened?

Judaism certainly has many ideas to share about pain and suffering.  Yes, but is this the time to share them?


Judaism teaches that one does not comfort the mourner while he is still burying his dead.  So what to do?

Be there.  Be present.  Show you care.  Don’t ignore it, but don’t offer words of consolation.