After a recent wave of anti-Semitism hit the U.S., two prominent rabbis weigh-in, agreeing that Jew-hatred signals the blessed end of the exile. But they warn that this is the final prophesied call for Jews to return home.
Hate crimes, most notably attacks against Jews and Muslims, rose sharply in several major American cities in 2016.
More than a dozen headstones were damaged at the Waad Hakolel Jewish cemetery in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday, following similar incidents near St. Louis and in Philadelphia.
Far more damaging anti-Semitic incidents took place throughout the preceding decade and a half than the ones garnering attention in recent weeks.
As he took the podium Tuesday night, before a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump addresses head on the issue of hate in America, specifically anti-Semitic hate.
“There is a concept in Jewish teaching and thought known as tikkun olam. It translates literally into ‘repairing the world,’ but what it means more broadly is that we all have an obligation to one another and to be of service.”
The US has seen a serious spike in hate crimes in the past week, said the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
A century-old historically black church in Greenville, Mississippi was torched on Tuesday night and defaced with graffiti reading “Vote Trump” in what authorities have termed a hate crime.
A disturbing report shows hate crimes committed against British Jews continues to rise while the number of hate crime cases being prosecuted has dropped, according to the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.