We are not Jews without G-d

Originally featured on Arutz Sheva.

Several months ago, in the wake of the attack on Chabad of Poway, I watched an outpouring of support from different communities, and my fellow Jews taking a strong stand against anti-Semitism with statements like “This won’t stop us” and “They won’t beat us.” While powerful statements like these can be touching and are certainly admirable, I couldn’t help but wonder where God is in all of this.

I see people screaming to the world, over and over again, that we will not let them beat us. “Never again” is the popular slogan proclaimed by those who say the Holocaust should never happen again – and it shouldn’t. But saying, “Never again” means nothing if it is not backed up by genuine action, and the obvious trend is that no one will actually lift a finger to prevent such an atrocity. In fact, many people are now leaping at the chance to exacerbate the issues that led to the Holocaust in the first place. We aren’t seeing a decrease in anti-Semitism; we are seeing an enormous increase. Acts of anti-semitism have skyrocketed in the United States, and we are seeing rates of attacks that have never before been seen here… Continue Reading on Arutz Sheva.

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