(Associated Press) –Jewish leaders throughout the U.S. are calling for a strong turnout at this weekend’s worship services in defiance of anti-semitic acts such as last weekend’s hostage siege at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas.
“SHOW UP IN SHUL THIS SHABBAT … IN DEFIANCE/JOY/TO SEE FELLOW JEWS,” tweeted Deborah Lipstadt, who is President Biden’s nominee as a special envoy to confront antisemitism abroad.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh agreed. “Do not let the antisemites terrorize us and win by keeping us out of our sacred spaces,” Myers wrote. He survived the 2018 mass shooting at his synagogue.
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