Unnecessary Vengeance

As the nation and world viewed the unconscionable execution of Troy Davis on September 22, Americans were once again dragged through a profoundly painful morality play that left many of us bitter, ashamed, conflicted, polarized, and disillusioned once again at our inability to respond to the trauma of human suffering. This state-sponsored killing underscores the urgent need for us to rethink our ideas about revenge.

The Madness We Need

To be a tikkun-builder you have to be open and willing to search for, analyze, and “go with” those hidden and unintended meanings — grappling with their possible connotations and yet realizing you’re never going to fully comprehend them.