O Lord, we confess our sins, we are ashamed of the inadequacy of our anguish, of how faint and slight is our mercy. We are a generation that has lost its capacity for outrage. We must continue to remind ourselves that in a free society all are involved in what some are doing. Some are guilty, all are responsible.
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. In what ways have we lost our capacity for outrage?
2. How are we responsible, as Heschel asserts?
3. What kind of mercy would Heschel like to see?
Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)