Too many of us have remained silent, allowing the label of antisemitism to be weaponized against an eminently qualified Black woman.
Our synagogue’s name, Shir Tikvah, means “Song of Hope.” How could we be a song of hope and turn away people from our doors?
There will be more than enough time to debate politics and policies. This time, this appointment, demands a morally courageous stand from every Jewish organization in the United States.
On the ten year anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle shooting, one woman who was shot and the rabbi who stood by her through her recovery recall the experience, how their lives have changed since then, and the action they feel we must now take.