Rabbi’s Message

BRJC stands in solidarity with victims of New Zealand Mosque massacre


By now, you have heard about the terror attack in New Zealand. Once again, the horrible face of violence has erupted; this time at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 innocent people gathered together to pray were brutally murdered by a person motivated by hate.

As individuals and as a community we stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters. We offer our thoughts and prayers, but we must also act. We must fight hate wherever it raises its ugly head. We must speak out when we hear hateful speech. We must ensure that our elected leaders also speak out against hatred.

When the Tree of Life Synagogue was attacked, it was our Muslim brothers and sisters who were among the first to help. Once again, we see that there is strength in numbers.

We live in very frightening times. An attack on one community is an attack on us all. We must redouble our efforts to fight hate locally and globally.

We offer love and support and pledge to work for the fulfillment of the promise of Leviticus 26:6: “I will grant peace to the land, and you shall lie down untroubled by anyone.”

May the day soon come where we will all dwell in peace and security and no one will know fear.

Rabbi Bob
Diane Sokol, President

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