The recitation of the mourner's Kaddish by a character on the TV show Homeland didn’t jive with the Jewish tradition I know, which requires forming a minyan. But I'm a journalist, not a rabbi, so I figured I would ask some people who know more than I do.
Philadelphia-area clergy took time to express their sorrow over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at a press conference Dec. 19, but emphasized that the tragedy was just one among many caused by firearms.
Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.
Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.
He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.