Lighting the Candles in a War Zone

Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice
Justice and freedom demand
But light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemaker’s time is at hand.
– Peter Yarrow

People buy the ingredients for latkes, check to make sure they have enough candles for the menorah … and meanwhile, social media or the tv blares with reports of another mass shooting. It is the United States, not Israel … but are we, too, in a war zone?