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Anti-Semitism

Responding to the Tragic Shooting at Jewish Community Sites in Kansas

In response to today's shootings at several Jewish communal institutions in Overland Park, KS, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Responding to the Tragic Shooting at Jewish Community Sites in Kansas

Saperstein Condemns Anti-Semitism Against Ukrainian Jewry

 Contact: Sean Thibault or Deborah Goldberg
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Rabbi Saperstein: "The vandalism including swastikas and graffiti reading 'Death to the Jews,' on the synagogue in Simferopol in the Crimea region this past Friday is unacceptable and serves as a bitter reminder that anti-Semitism continues to plague too many Jewish communities."

Saperstein Condemns Anti-Semitism Against Ukrainian Jewry

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."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Mikey Pasek
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Saperstein Condemns Attack on Jewish Community in Sweden

Attack in France A Tragic Reminder of Anti-Semitism's Persistence

 Rabbi David Saperstein: This weekend's unprovoked attack on three young Jewish men near Lyon, France was a tragic reminder of the threat and reality of anti-Semitism, religious and ethnic discrimination that the French Jewish community has known far too much of.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Molly Benoit
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Attack in France A Tragic Reminder of Anti-Semitism's Persistence

Published: 06/04/2012

Shooting at Jewish School in France Sends Shock through Reform Movement

 Pelavin: "No mother should ever have to face the inestimable hardship of losing her husband and children in one instant, nor should parents have to mourn the loss of a child. "

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Shooting at Jewish School in France Sends Shock through Reform Movement

Jewish Leader Calls on Gov. Palin to Retract "Blood Libel" Statement

 Pelavin: "The 'blood libel' stirred hatred and violence against Jews; it contributed to massacres, pogroms and banishments. These are events very different in kind and degree than the criticism to which Gov. Palin is being subjected."

Contact: Eric Harris or Solomon Kane
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Jewish Leader Calls on Gov. Palin to Retract "Blood Libel" Statement

Published: 01/12/2011

Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Farrakhan's Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

Pelavin: "Minister Louis Farrakhans outrageous anti-Semitic comments represent yet another sad chapter in his catalogue of false, inflammatory rhetoric." 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Liz Piper-Goldberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Farrakhan's Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

Anti-Semitic Analogy Prompts Call for Apology from Reform Jewish Leader

Saperstein: "I very much hope that ... you will retract your statement, and in the future pay particular attention to taking careful consideration of the weight of the allusions made in your statements and the many ways in which they may be interpreted." 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Liz Piper-Goldberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Anti-Semitic Analogy Prompts Call for Apology from Reform Jewish Leader

Published: 10/19/2009

Reform Jewish Leader Condemns Rev. Wright's Hateful Comments

Pelavin: "Legitimate disagreements about policy differences can never be allowed to spill into ugly religious or ethnic characterizations." 

Contact: Kate Bigam
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2009 - In response to comments made by Rev. Jeremiah Wright in an interview at the annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference, Mark J. Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Leader Condemns Rev. Wright's Hateful Comments

Published: 06/11/2009

Reform Jewish Leader Responds to Shooting at Holocaust Museum

Yoffie: "That todays shooting at the United States Holocaust Museum should take place at a site expressly created to teach the world about the destruction and devastation brought about by human evil deepens the resonance of this terrible act." 

Contact: Kate Bigam
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Leader Responds to Shooting at Holocaust Museum

Published: 06/10/2009