Speaking Out Against Antisemitism in the United States
"Antisemitism is spreading like wildfire"
Rabbi Aaron Miller of the Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) in Washington, DC speaking out against current antisemitism in the United States:
This has been a terrifyingly familiar week for the Jewish people. When Kanye West posts about Jewish bankers or Jewish media moguls or Jewish blood libel, for all his creative genius, his antisemitism is actually quite stale. When the United Nations publishes yet another report singling out the State of Israel, as it recently did, we know we have been here before. When a former president tweets, yet again, about Jewish dual-loyalty, he is not saying anything that Jewish people have not heard countless times before. Jewish space lasers — that’s a new one, but for anyone who has studied or experienced antisemitism, this week’s flare up is surprisingly old.
WHC is one of the largest Reform congregations in the United States.
The larger message is that yes, unfortunately, it can happen — and is happening — in the United States.