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Before sun had even set on day that a white nationalist opened fired in #Poway synagogue, killing 1Jewish person at prayer & injuring 3 more, at least 3 Jewish men in positions of power & accountability were using the occasion to foment Islamophobia & their right-wing agendas 1/7
Dov Hikind is a NY State Assemblyman. Chip Roy is a Congressman from Texas. Mort Klein is head of the ZOA. Each tried to personally connect Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim women in Congress, to this heinous attack. We need some accountability 2/7
They have constituents and institutions that they are accountable to and in relationship with. Every single Jewish institution, Jewish elected, and Jewish constituent needs to be calling them to account. Everyone else too, but these are our "community leaders" so it's on us 3/7
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1/ Just last week, as Jews gathered around their #Passover tables to recount the story of our Exodus from Egypt, we read the passage of V’hi She’amda in which we recall how in each generation there have been those who have risen up against us and sought to deny the #Jewish
2/ …people’s right to exist. Tragically, this threat remains very real in our generation today.
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The murder of Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l in the #Chabad of #Poway synagogue in #SanDiego, California is but the latest in too long a list of recent antisemitic attacks on #Jews and #Jewish communities around the world.
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Yet another attack on the Jewish community. This time in #Poway. 💔

If you feel like there are far more anti-Semitic hate crimes happening, you are unfortunately correct.

I graphed hate crimes data collected by the FBI to quantify how bad it is. It's really bad. +37% in 2017.
Just in case you missed that: Attacks on Jewish people in the US went up 37% IN ONE YEAR from 2016 to 2017.

What. The. Fuck.
2018 data is not out yet. I hope 2017 was an outlier.
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Every attack on a synagogue, church, mosque, any house of worship is an attack on us all, regardless of how we do or don’t pray, because hate and bigotry threaten us all. It sounds naive and too simple but that’s how it is. Hate threatens our humanity. Zero tolerance. #poway
I am sending my love and solidarity to Jewish friends. This attack on the last day of Passover is awful and I hope that you can find strength in the wishes so many of us are sending.
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Multiple people gunned down at Poway, California synagogue during Passover holiday celebration, police have detained a man for questioning 10news.com/multiple-peopl…
Horrific.

"According to police, a man walked into the Chabad synagogue in Poway and started shooting. Police say there are "a lot of injuries" with varying degrees of severity.

Witnesses said the gunman had a tactical vest and tactical helmet." cbs8.com/mobile/article…
"The shooting comes 6 months to the day that 11 people were killed in a shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. It also occurred on the last day of Passover in a synagogue whose members are among the most widely known Orthodox Jewish communities." abcn.ws/2PAnXgP
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This keeps happening. In America. In 2019. I am so heartbroken and angry, yet again.
And now the Mayor of Poway confirms that a person has died.

These congregants were marking Shabbat and the end of Passover - a holiday that celebrates freedom.

Yet it is so painfully clear that we are not free from the violence and hate that's ravaging our country.
Our full statement is here: integrityfirstforamerica.org/newsroom/integ…

Anti-Semitism and other forms of violent hate are growing every day. When will this be seen as the crisis it is?
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#Breaking: Just in - San Diego police have detained a man in connection with a possible shooting incident at the Chabad of #Poway synagogue. There are some people injured and some believed in critical condition.
#Update: Just in - There are believed to 4 injured whom 1 in critical condition, and whom one victim 2 fingers of a hand got shot off in the shooting at the Chabad of #Poway synagogue, in San Diego California.
#Update: Just in - On The San Diego #Poway synagogue in #California website schedule, was believed to hold a holiday passover today!
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#BREAKING OMG Shooting reported at Synagogue in Poway, near San Diego, California. THERE ARE INJURIES. Saturday is a holy day for Jewish worshippers. More significant because it’s the final day of Passover celebration. via @MSNBC
🚨MORE from local news 10: At least FOUR (4) PEOPLE SHOT at Poway SYNAGOGUE during Passover celebration, man detained for questioning. Exactly 6 months to the day since Pittsburgh massacre of Jewish worshippers ‼️ 10news.com/multiple-peopl…
🚨ONE FATALITY in Poway Chabad Synagogue Shooting, says Mayor. He called it a ”hate crime” against Jewish worshippers. Witness earlier said she saw a woman and the rabbi shot.
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