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Disembodied hands holding a newspaper

Since last Shabbat, lots of ink and more than a few keystrokes have been devoted to Charlottesville – the rally itself, events in the

Jane E. Herman
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I can't stop thinking about #Charlottesville, and I can't stop thinking about this phrase "alt-right" – or how it is absolutely, inherently wrong.

Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein
Lit votive candles placed in the shape of a heart

Can this really be happening?  We must be imagining it.

Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach
Stone wall engraved with the Biblical quote YOU ARE MY WITNESSES from Isaiah

There was something that we all noticed in Charlottesville last Saturday: The people who came there to incite violence — they didn't wear their hoods.

Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk
Closeup of an adult and a child holding hands

The day after the acts of terror and hate in Charlottesville, my friend and colleague Sara posted the following on Facebook:

Michelle Shapiro Abraham
Jewish students sitting on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC by candlelight

“A good week, a week of peace. May gladness reign and joy increase…”

Kate Bigam
Paper stick figures holding hands around a lit candle

At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community.

Alan Zimmerman
The backs of two teen boys facing away from the camera with their arms around one another as in friendship

Summers at URJ Olin-Sang Ruby Union Institute, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Oconomowoc, WI, bring experiences that last a lifetime.

Rabbi David Cohen
Protesters hold shields and Confederate flags at an alt right rally in Charlottesville Virginia

During Shabbat, our day of rest, terrible events took place in Charlottesville, VA.

Kate Bigam
Two girls wearning fluorescent safety goggles and working with a Bunsen burner

Judaism has always stressed a search for knowledge.

Rabbi Mark Kaiserman


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