David Beckman-Gaynes lit a candle of concern for our neighbors at Ner Tamid Synagogue in Bloomfield and all Jewish members of our community. A religious hate crime arrived at the very doorstep of Ner Tamid when a man tried to firebomb the synagogue in the overnight hours last Sunday. The explosive failed to ignite. The arrest of a suspect this past week provides modest comfort but the attack reminds us that the cancer of hatred and its incitement to religious violence is alive in our own backyard.