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Chanukah 2019 & the NYC attacks

Discussion in 'The Kibitz Klub - JCC Fellowship Forum' started by Open Heart, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Open Heart

    Open Heart Well-Known Member

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    This post may be a little late in coming, but it's still on my mind these weeks later.

    I had many good happy times during the Chanukah holiday, but I can't help but feel like they were spoiled by the anti-Semitic violence in NYC. Every time I sat down to a good time, thoughts of the attacks would continually interrupt me. My heart was split between those I was celebrating with, and those I was aching for. And the attacks just went on and on...

    It's a sobering time to be a Jew. I used to feel that the US was the safest place in the world to be a Jew. Now I'm wondering if that's so. I used to read about the anti-Semitism in, say, France, and feel relieved that it wasn't that way where I lived. I'm rethinking that.

    Jews elsewhere in the world are making aliyah to escape the growing danger. Should we American Jews be pondering the same choice?
     
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