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The Power of Anger

When I wrote Cain and Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace, I wanted to tell a story about violence and murder in a way that does not frighten children, but helps them understand the powerful emotion of anger and its potential dangers. I wanted to help children know Cain not as the personification of evil with whom they could not possibly identify, but as a human being who let his dark side gain control and did a terrible deed.

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s latest book is Cain and Abel-Finding the Fruits of Peace (Jewish Lights). She lives in Indianapolis and is editor of Urban Tapestry-Indianapolis Stories.