Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
[S]hows that despite the grim spike in violence against Jews, physical assaults remained relatively rare.
by: Yonat ShimronApril 30, 2019 (RNS) — Violent attacks against U.S. Jews doubled in 2018, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s yearly audit of anti-Semitic incidents. Yet the report, published days after a synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif., that killed one woman and injured three other people, shows that despite the grim spike in violence against Jews, physical assaults remained relatively rare. Anti-Semitic harassment and vandalism are far more common. Overall, the ADL counted 1,879 incidents of anti-Semitic assault, harassment and vandalism in the United States in 2018, down 5% fromRead More
[W]e are reminded that antisemitism exists on all sides of the political spectrum, and can yield deadly results.
In the wake of the shooting at the San Diego-area synagogue in California on Saturday April 27 that left one worshiper dead and two wounded, and the ongoing outcry against an Anti-Semitic cartoon published in the New York Times, we are reminded that antisemitism exists on all sides of the political spectrum, and can yield deadly results. While these acts of antisemitism are rightfully publicly decried, and the organizations that traffic in them condemned, much of the growing tide of antisemitism in the West has a basis in Islamist antisemitism,Read More
[W]e as a society must take pause and reflect on what is driving ignorance and hatred
LOMBARD, Ill., April 28, 2019 – Salam Christian Fellowship (SCF) and our community of faith are saddened by the shooting at yet another house of worship. This time yet again our Jewish brethren in a Synagogue in San Diego, California were senselessly gunned down because of irrational hatred. When places of worship are being targeted where people gather to worship, we as a society must take pause and reflect on what is driving ignorance and hatred. The current atmosphere of political and ideological polarization, as well as Antisemitism is motivatingRead More