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Ivanka Trump's rabbi deeply troubled by president's response to Charlottesville

A head rabbi at Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s New York City synagogue denounced President Trump’s response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, joining a chorus of political and religious leaders who say the president was wrong to blame “both sides” for the violence.

In a letter Wednesday to his congregation, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein wrote that his community had been “consumed” by the “frightening message and fallout” from the hate-fueled mayhem that left one woman dead and others injured last weekend.

“We are appalled by this resurgence of bigotry and antisemitism, and the renewed vigor of the neo-Nazis, KKK and alt-right,” read the letter, which was signed by Lookstein and two other rabbis. “While we always avoid politics, we are deeply troubled by the moral equivalency and equivocation President Trump has offered in his response to this act of violence.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/17/ivanka-trumps-rabbi-deeply-troubled-by-presidents-response-to-charlottesville/?utm_term=.9a4e1c86afe3

Barcelona Chief Rabbi Urges Jews to Leave Spain: 'This Place Is Lost

http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.807706?v=4AC74ED5C9670B361DAD0B6343570B5E


Barcelona Chief Rabbi Urges Jews to Leave Spain: 'This Place Is Lost'
Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen says Spain is Europe's 'hub of Islamist terror' and that he's been encouraging congregants to buy property in Israel

JTA
16:56
Commenting on deadly attacks in Catalonia, the chief rabbi of that region in Spain said that his community is doomed, partly because of radical Islam and authorities’ alleged reluctance to confront it.

More at the link above. Jews are already leaving France. Now Spain?

Teen tackled by bystanders after vandalizing Boston Holocaust memorial

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/15/teen-tackled-by-bystanders-after-vandalizing-boston-holocaust-memorial/?utm_term=.7074f2785bc4

The New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston was vandalized Monday night by a 17-year-old who was immediately tackled by bystanders and held until police arrived, police said.

The teen hurled a rock through a glass panel etched with numbers, representing those tattooed on the arms of the Jews and others in the concentration camps operated by Nazi Germany, police said. The panels are affixed to six glass towers, each 54 feet high.

It was the second act of vandalism in less than three months at the site, located in Carmen Park near historic Faneuil Hall. The suspect in Monday’s incident was charged with willful destruction of property.
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