In this final episode of our six-week series, "Hope Amid Desolation," we welcome a guest reflection from Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick, Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Am in Seattle. Her reflection explores a profile in courage—the life and times of her biblical namesake, Ruth the Moabite. Ruth was an unlikely hero who boldly faced the challenges of a plague and famine. There is much to be gleaned from the book of Ruth about how we might respond to the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This episode rebroadcasts an episode from Temple Beth Am and deepens the connections between our traditions and communities. Gethsemane is grateful to Rabbi Ruth whose words let us "listen in" to the Jewish community's reflection at a sacred moment. May these words enrich us as we seek to follow with heart.