OU: An Attack On A Jew Anywhere Is An Attack On Every Jew

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The Orthodox Union on Wednesday night expressed its deepest sympathies to the Jewish community of Halle, Germany, where an attack left at least two people dead and others injured after a gunman targeted a shul.

“This senseless act of anti-Semitic violence was not only a heinous attack on the Jewish community of Halle, but it’s yet another example of anti-Semitism in Germany which continues to proliferate. Every Jew has the right to practice their religion without fear of being a victim of terror,” said Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Allen Fagin.

“An attack on a Jew anywhere is an attack on every Jew, and our prayers and thoughts are with our brethren in Halle,” added Fagin.

“We condemn the dangerous rhetoric that foments such senseless violence and we stand with the Jewish community of Halle, Germany during this terrible time,” said Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. All Jews and Jewish organizations should also unite against other threats, including physical violence in Brooklyn, government interference with our school curricula, etc.


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