Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Ben Sales 

Kenosha's rabbi on graffiti at her synagogue: 'What's happened these last few days is not about us'


September 4, 2020

(JTA) — In early June, as anti-racism protests swept the country in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Beth Hillel Temple in Kenosha, Wisconsin, signed onto an interfaith letter supporting peaceful protest and condemning “a broken societal system which disproportionately affects communities of color.”

This week, Kenosha became an epicenter of renewed protest after a police officer shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, seven times in the back. And on Wednesday night, the 93-year-old synagogue’s driveway was graffitied with the words “Free Palestine.”

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