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Saperstein Condemns Attack on Jewish Community in Sweden

Rabbi Saperstein: "Although two individuals purportedly responsible for the attack have been arrested, it is clear that law enforcement, political and communal leaders must vigorously address the broader issue of anti-Semitism that continues to flourish."

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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28, 2012: In response to last night's attack on a Jewish community building in Malmö, Sweden, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement:

"Last night's attack on a Jewish community building in Malmö, Sweden serves as a bitter reminder of the anti-Semitism that has plagued that community for far too long. While we are grateful that no injuries resulted from the attack, our hearts go out to the Malmö Jewish community that has known too many incidents of violence directed at its members and institutions, including verbal and physical abuse and the desecration of a synagogue and a Jewish cemetery.  

Although two individuals purportedly responsible for the attack have been arrested, it is clear that law enforcement, political, and communal leaders must vigorously address the broader issue of anti-Semitism that continues to flourish. We call on local and national authorities to delegitimize anti-Semitism and religious intolerance and to take immediate and tangible steps to ensure the security of Malmö's Jewish community."

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The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes more than 1,800 Reform rabbis. Visit www.rac.org for more.



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