It doesn’t matter whether the officer had a good soul, or good politics, or a good prayer life. If he killed someone because of inattention or carelessness or making a bad judgement call, then his badness at using his gun outweighs everything else.
Just discovered http://amber.org, which promises to make automatic backups of pages I link to on my blog.
I don't know whether it's a result of the breakdown of Google as a web searching business, or the decision by a couple specific publishers to remove information that looks embarrassing in hind sight, but twice this week I was unable to find articles I know I read in the past.
I guess that's a reason to start updating my blog, if only to serve as a backup location for links I share here or on FB — or links I want to remember but leave me too livid to comment sensibly at the moment.
A couple of stories of people who made a difference.
This is about heroes who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, but also about Rabbi Harold Schulweis, who realizes the Jewish people owed them a greater repayment than a plaque from Yad Vashem.
This is the story of a local Jewish educator who had the chops to bring his community onto Zoom two years ago when covid made it necessary, and who then found the right equipment to make joint real and virtual hybrid classrooms possible.