Rabbi Barbara Penzner serves Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, a Reconstructionist synagogue in the city of Boston. She is a T’ruah #TomatoRabbi, which supports the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
“Am I my brother’s keeper?” is the first question a human asks in the Torah. Adam and Eve’s oldest son, Cain, offers it as a rhetorical response to God’s query
about the fate of Cain’s brother Abel (who lies dead at Cain’s own hand).