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After the nation moves on, we will be left to pick up the pieces. Fortunately, this is a very strong and capable Jewish community, blessed to be led by incredible rabbis.

Alan Zimmerman
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After violence from white supremacists left death and injury in Charlottesville, here’s a prayer and a call to action for all who love this nation.

Alden Solovy
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. A "Unite the Right" protest organized by the alt-right turned bloody, violent, and ultimately deadly.

    Kate Bigam
    Smiling friends Jewish mom Beth and Muslim mom Alaa who founded an interfaith playgroup

    Through a Jewish/Muslim playgroup, my sister found an answer to a question many of us ask when we learn of incidents of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: “What can I do?”

    Emily Marcus Levine
    Fear written in red on a wall with a small hole of blue sky and white cloud behind

    I’ve recently established a new routine – checking the synagogue upon my arrival. I never used to do this, but Jewish institutions are on heightened alert now.

    Rabbi Gary Mazo
    Dictionary open to the definition of antisemitism with a small metal objected engraved with a Star of David holding down the page

    In a strong show of support for the Jewish community, all 100 U.S. Senators on signed a letter calling for “swift action” with regard to recent anti-Semitic threats.

    Shelby Friedman
    Dripping spray paint heart on a concrete wall

    As I listen with horror to everything that's happening to Jewish community centers and day schools in North America, I'm reminded of the questions North American Jews ask when they hear about Reform synagogues being vandalized in Israel: Are you OK?

    Swastika spraypainted on Reform seminary sign

    Yesterday, someone drew a swastika on the sign-box outside of Klau Library on the Cincinnati campus of the Reform seminary. I am outraged and sickened and saddened. But I am not speechless.

    Stacey Zisook Robinson
    Israeli flag with land in the background

    A dilemma for Diaspora Jews: Identify as Jews and reconcile that identification with a Jewish State that often is perceived as the incarnate of evil.

    Rabbi Stanley Ringler
    Stop sign spraypainted with the word HATE

    Each November, the FBI releases its annual report on hate crime statistics. The report is rarely uplifting, but this year, the results are especially frightening.

    Lizzie Stein

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