We all have a collective responsibility to atone for the actions of the U.S. and Israel in the coming weeks.
Author bio: Rabbi Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun Magazine, rabbi of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif. He is the author of Jewish Renewal: a Path to Healing and Transformation, Jews and Blacks (with Cornel West), The Politics of Meaning and The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right. His most recent book is Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy for Middle East Peace. He welcomes your comments at RabbiLerner.TIkkun@gmail.com.