Sunday, October 28, 2018

"All Jews must die"

Such was the claim of the deranged shooter who massacred 11 Jews praying in their Synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend. The following was written by Daniel Seaman formerly of the government Press Office

All Jews - not Orthodox or Reform, Conservative or Reconstructionist; ALL Jews. Not right wing or left wing; not liberal or conservative; not Democrat or Republican, Likud or Meretz. ALL Jews

Not Baby Boomers or Millennials, old or young; not Ashkenazi or Sephardic, European or African Jews; not white or black Jews; not American or Israeli. ALL Jews. Just like every single persecutor throughout our history. 

They never, ever, cared about the differences we attach to each other. Never saw any of us as better than the other. It never matters to them. They always saw us as Jews. JUST JEWS. All of us - Jews. That which unites us. Makes us who we are, makes us stronger. We are one people. We are ALL Jews. And tonight we mourn with the Jews of Pittsburgh and the Jewish families and the families of the police officers who came to their defense. 

We are ALL Jews. It could have been any one of us.

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