Mourning in Solidarity with Our Muslim Family

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Mourning in Solidarity with Our Muslim Family

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley mourns the loss of the 49 victims who were gunned down in the midst of prayer in two mosques in New Zealand. Our hearts are breaking for the senseless loss of human life, for the devastation of a community, for the wounded, and for the families of the victims.

CEHV stands with the Muslim Community of Faith speaking out against hatred and violence. An attack on the Muslim Community of Faith is an attack on all of us and all that we hold as Sacred.

We condemn this act of terror in the strongest terms. We condemn the reprehensible and irresponsible fear-mongering of the other that gives permission to and legitimizes hatred and violence.

When we are silent we are complicit. I call on all of our neighbors, houses of worship of every faith, clergy, and civic leaders to stand as one and to speak out against dangerous rhetoric. I call on all of our neighbors, houses of worship of every faith, clergy, and civic leaders to stand up for the policies and values that ensure the safety of all of our communities.

In my teachings tonight, Friday, March 15,  I will address this tragedy and how we as a community can stand in solidarity. 

V’ahavta L’ra-echa Kamocha, love the other as yourself. We are strongest together.

In sorrow and in outrage,

Rabbi Yael Romer, DD

Mourning in Solidarity with Our Muslim Family

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley mourns the loss of the 49 victims who were gunned down in the midst of prayer in two mosques in New Zealand. Our hearts are breaking for the senseless loss of human life, for the devastation of a community, for the wounded, and for the families of the victims.

CEHV stands with the Muslim Community of Faith speaking out against hatred and violence. An attack on the Muslim Community of Faith is an attack on all of us and all that we hold as Sacred.

We condemn this act of terror in the strongest terms. We condemn the reprehensible and irresponsible fear-mongering of the other that gives permission to and legitimizes hatred and violence.

When we are silent we are complicit. I call on all of our neighbors, houses of worship of every faith, clergy, and civic leaders to stand as one and to speak out against dangerous rhetoric. I call on all of our neighbors, houses of worship of every faith, clergy, and civic leaders to stand up for the policies and values that ensure the safety of all of our communities.

In my teachings tonight, Friday, March 15,  I will address this tragedy and how we as a community can stand in solidarity. 

V’ahavta L’ra-echa Kamocha, love the other as yourself. We are strongest together.

In sorrow and in outrage,

Rabbi Yael Romer, DD