Today is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It's the day of self-reflection and atonement, and on this day, shooters around the world have targeted Jews.
When I say my people are under attack in large and small ways, this is no exageration. Please don't be part of the hatred towards Jews, and be mindful of the micro-agressions that we face and listen when a Jewish person tells you that something is antisemetic.
If you care, please pass this along.
@emacsen What? Why? Who would do this?
In the US I can see it easily. People can be convinced of lies, but Germans took the holocaust in, they did the work as a nation to reflect on it and see the harm.
So now, for this to happen... I don't know, and if can happen in Germany, it can happen anywhere.
This was not by accident. Not every country involved in the Holocaust did this work.
If there was a place where Jews could feel that people knew about the Holocaust, it would be post-WW2 Germany.
The symbolism of this shooting taking place in Germany is very intense indeed.
I think about "Where is safe?" a great deal.
Not France, the country where I was born. Antisemitism is rampant.
The US? My beloved NYC has had many attacks on Jews, especially in the last two years, post Trump.
Canada? It's safer... I don't fear violence. I do have some concerns but they're less. Historically though, Canada has not been so great and I worry it may go back to its past.
I worry about being safe essentially every day.
I can't tell you deeper causes.
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