Elul Reflections: Tuff Courage

130822_DX_AntoinetteTuffLives were saved when school clerk Antoinette Tuff talked down a young man who showed up at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Georgia armed with an AK-47 last Tuesday.  Learn about Tuff’s experience in this interview.  Witness Tuff’s extraordinary thought process and compassion on this 911 call.  Just after Tuff convinced the gunman to surrender, she said, “It’s gonna be all right, sweetie,” she says. “I just want you to know that I love you, though, OK? And I’m proud of you. That’s a good thing. You’ve just given up. Don’t worry about it.”

As we enter the High Holy Day season, explore our purpose, uncover our courage, test our capacity to empathize and forgive and examine our faith, we have much to learn from Antoinette Tuff.

L’shanah tovah –Your RS Clergy