T’ruah is horrified and outraged by the violence instigated by white supremacists marching in Charlottesville this weekend, including the terrorist act that killed one woman and injured many more. We are profoundly proud of the T’ruah rabbis and the clergy of all faiths who joined in peaceful prayer there. We stand with our courageous friends in the Charlottesville Jewish community, who experienced Nazi slogans and violence invading their home. Unfortunately, our history has taught us the dangerous consequences of ignoring violent white supremacist movements, which single out Jews, along with other minorities, as their targets. President Trump’s lackluster statement today, which refuses to condemn white supremacists, only encourages these dangerous racists. We call on the President, on all elected officials, and on all religious leaders to disavow the white supremacist groups, and to condemn their ideology as immoral, detestable, and a threat to America and its polity.
RELEASE DATE: August 12, 2017