Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

What can we do at this time?

The rise in hate crimes in the U.S. related to the Israel-Hamas war is deplorable.

Jews in this country are asking themselves difficult questions—should they wear a star of David or take down their mezuzah? Still others are asking if it is safe to identify themselves in public. A 6-year-old Muslim boy was killed in Chicago, and a prominent Jewish lay leader in Detroit was stabbed to death outside her home. In our own state, synagogue congregants were faced with shouts of “kill the Jews.” This is unacceptable and we must not tolerate these acts of hate.

As the granddaughter of four Holocaust su...


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