WATCH: Rabbi Crashes D.C. Council To Protest ‘Dangerous’ Anti-Semitism
A prominent Washington, D.C. rabbi broke into a city council meeting on Tuesday to decry officials’ lack of action against anti-Semitism.
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, the leader of the modern Orthodox congregation Ohev Shalom, was outraged over the Council not censuring councilman Trayon White after he claimed last month that a snowstorm was caused by the Rothschild family — a reference to an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
White later apologized for his statement, but was later criticized for leaving early from a specially-arranged tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and for giving funds from his constituent services account to the Nation of Islam, run by the anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan.
“I cried in pain because you endangered my children,” Herzfeld shouted, filmed by Washington Post reporter Fenit Nirappil. “This is unacceptable. You know better. I say shame on you.”
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld crashes Council breakfast to criticize them for not censuring @TrayonWhite pic.twitter.com/1COdtPF7AA— Fenit Nirappil (@FenitN) 1 במאי 2018
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