Come together over this

Charlottesville, Va. We are all there with our crying hearts. Words fail to describe the horror.


I am heartbroken to witness these atrocious events unfolding. As a grandchild to Holocaust survivors, I never dreamed I’d see such despicable history repeat itself. I am scared for our children, grandchildren and fellow man.

As a spiritual leader, as a family man and a human being, I call for our compassion, tolerance and faith to bring us together closer, in the face of what appears to be complete madness.

The value of man, the value of the life God gave us, is superior. It is the only gift that can be labeled as superior. This gift of life is colorless and raceless.

Race – any race – is not, never was, nor ever will be, superior to anything. Race theory brought about a Holocaust.

There is no such thing as supremacy of the white race; it is a sick and twisted dogma, one that needs to be intensely fought against, immediately and relentlessly. We cannot ever give such hatred a stage; we cannot afford to stay silent in the face of such imminent danger to us, to our families, to our communities, to our freedom and the gift of life God gave us.

We cannot conduct a dialogue with Neo Nazis, white supremacists or any other group mongering hatred, violence and terror. It is against our faith, against Jewish values, especially after what we, as a people, experienced.

From the depth of my soul I condemn these acts, the brutality and creed behind these acts. I pray to God to see better days, filled with tolerance, love and kindness between us.

“And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4)

Rabbi Jeshayahu “Shai” Beloosesky




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