Today’s shooting by an 88-year old white supremacist at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC is a terrible reminder of the need for greater cross cultural tolerance and understanding in this country. That the attack took place at a memorial to the tremendous loss of life during the Holocaust underscores this tragedy.
We extend our condolences to the family of Stephen T. Johns, the security guard whose life was cut short by this vicious act. You can read more about the shooting here.
Even in the U.S., a country of great freedoms, only Jews remain, in the words of Rabbi David Saperstein, “the quintessential victims of religious intolerance and hatred in western civilization.”
Only Jews are fearful that our places of worship, burial, collective memory, cultural preservation and gathering may be targeted for hate crimes.
What can you do about it? First step, educate yourself. More here…