How we move on after another slaughter of a Jewish family?

The answer is: Absolutely not. A part of us never moves on. A part of us never stops crying and hurting for the Fogel Family of Itamar Israel and for every Jew slain just because he or she had Jewish blood flowing in their sinews.

Sixty times a day we remember the Roman massacres of one million Jews in 70 CE and the destruction of Jerusalem. We recall Amalek, in our generation Hitler, every single day. Every Sabbath we recite a prayer for every single Jewish child or adult ever killed because he or she was Jewish.

We do not forget. We do not just move on to the cholent! We cry and we remember. And we must fight back! And not become dull to the horrors of what our enemies will continue to do if we do not uproot terror completely.

Yet we have the ability to perform another courageous act: To move on. To build life. To celebrate life, to continue the march of a bloody and violent world toward redemption. There is a bigger picture we cannot understand. And we must not become completely defined by any loss as horrific as it is. We must take our tears and transform them into positive action.

As Jews, we always handle these two perspectives. One tells us, to acknowledge the truth of our pain and hurt, to know that there is a void which will never be filled; the other tells us—the symphony must continue and the music must go on.

We need them both.