Author Elie Wiesel is crying in his grave. “Never again” has become “Once again.” Anti-Semitic acts are happening in numbers we haven’t seen in 60 years. President Trump has courted the alt-right from the beginning, and his reluctance to answer specific questions about the proliferation of anti-Semitic incidents is a disgrace.
Hiding behind his converted daughter and Orthodox son-in-law is shameful. Where is their outrage? A measly tweet from Ivanka Trump is pathetic. Then we have his best buddy and alt-right strategist, Steve Bannon, in the White House.
Where is the outrage from all religious leaders and their constituents? The silence of Congress, both Democrats — and especially from Republicans — is deafening and disgraceful.
Other than political action and Jewish defense agencies demanding action, when is the world standing up to say, “We are all Jews?” Silence is a decision, and inaction is an action. We are on the precipice of forgetting history and of losing our humanity if this is not addressed with force and conviction now.
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Gail Silverman, Miami Beach