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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
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Read one rabbi's message to his congregation about the events in Chalottesville.

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

If you won't stand for Hitler's legacy to rise again, then I ask you: When hate is screeched from the airwaves, you must stand on higher mountains and call out words of love and affirmation.

Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk
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How do we help our children understand this world? How do we both protect them and make sure that they are knowledgeable enough to take action when needed?

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

I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between their protest and our Havdalah services – and the deep differences those parallels represent.

Kate Bigam
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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
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
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    As a Reform Jew, I never felt called to fast on Tishah B’Av - until this year. Here's what changed my mind.

    Rabbi Ilana Schachter
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    The advent of each new administration calls for the broad re-creation of our country every four to eight years. Such moments of re-creation offer an opportunity to learn from the biblical creation story itself.

    Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D.
    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

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