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[Bulletin Archives]

No Doubt About the Motive
December 12, 2019

While there seems to be a reluctant approach as to the motive behind the most recent attack on Jewish people at a Kosher market in New Jersey, there should not be any. I was happy to see that both the  Jersey City mayor and the New York City mayor have no doubt. 

This was an attack on Jews in America at a Kosher market where the customers are Orthodox Jews. This was in a Jersey City neighborhood where Ultra Orthodox-Satmar Jews live together with low income immigrants.  Brooklyn has become too costly for them  so they tried to build a community just a few miles away. 

Messages of hate are prominent on the social media profiles of the shooters and it appears one of them was a member of an offshoot section of the Black Hebrews.  JTA  brings us what one might want to know about them.  
 
Jewish communities everywhere have of course condemned the attacks and joined in support of this Northern New Jersey community. Our community stands with them as we do with Jews and victims of terror and hate crimes everywhere. This is the new normal we live in. When I think of 2019, anti-Semitism and attacks on Jews have been most dominant - even in a world where articles of impeachment are on the agenda for the president of the United States and in Israel a third election cycle in less than a year has just begun.

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