The Virginia Tech Tragedy

April 16, 2007

I write to you today, saddened and troubled by the horrific and senseless violence that shattered the quiet of life at VT in Blacksburg, Virginia thismorning. Details are still unclear, and it may be days or weeks before we know more fully what has transpired. We will likely never really know why.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, with their families andfriends, as well as with the greater Virginia Tech community, in this time of sadness, tragedy, and confusion.

May it be G-d's will that those who are injured in any way heal fully and speedily, and that all those who are bereaved, those who mourn, those who are frightened, and those who suffer be comforted and supported.

Let us say, Ken yehi ratzon.

Rabbi Joe