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St. Louis Rabbi Vows Synagogue Will Remain Sanctuary for Protesters

posted on September 18, 2017

Haaretz’s Anat Rosenberg reports that the Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis provided refuge from police to those protesting Friday’s acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley. Rosenberg writes, “The synagogue’s act of kindness garnered plenty of gratitude from the demonstrators, but also elicited hateful responses on Twitter from neo-Nazis and anti-Semites using the hashtag #GasTheSynagogue.” She adds, “The synagogue remains undeterred, though, proceeding with scheduled events in the wake of the protests and foregoing extra security beyond what was already in place for the High Holy Days.” Rabbi Susan Talve said of her congregation: “We were founded on theses values of standing with each other in difficult times.”

Read at Haaretz