Prompted by the death of a colleague’s son, more than 50 rabbis shaved their heads Tuesday (April 1) to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Photo courtesy of Central Conference of American Rabbis Annual Convention

Rabbis shave heads for a cause

(RNS) Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, who has chronicled her son’s illness and her family’s struggle after his death, said the event, in which 54 rabbis shaved their heads, resonates deeply with Jewish values.