The 11th hour is upon us

We cannot just sit by and allow Jews to be singled out in the riots following the murder of George Floyd. Op-ed.

Rabbi Bernard Rosenberg ,

Rabbi Dr. B. Rosenberg
Rabbi Dr. B. Rosenberg
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Where is the leadership here? What has such ongoing appeasement gotten us?

Jewish leaders fail to realize that action is required to prevent this violent hatred from becoming “Again and Again” instead of "Never again." We cannot allow ourselves to be helpless and expendable any longer.

Rabbi Hillel said: “Im ein ani li mi li." If I am not for myself, who will be for me?"

The appalling rioting that followed the shocking death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer has left a trail of devastation across America. Once again, however, Jews have found themselves singled out for particular attack.

In Los Angeles, Jewish-owned stores and synagogues in Beverly Hills and the heavily orthodox Fairfax district were looted and defaced with anti-Jewish graffiti.

How could this Jew-hatred have occurred in what was repeatedly described as “protests” against racism? And why were so few Jewish voices raised against either this or the general destruction and violence?

Mi li? If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am just for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” (Pirkei Avot 1:14).

It is upon us to act, NOW! As Rabbi Professor Dov Fischer wroe, "Systemic racism and bigotry are the lifeblood of the Left. The Left kneels. They grovel. They bow down to others, as Obama bowed down to Arab Muslim oil sheiks. And they hate.".

We are in a war for America as well as President Trump. There is no excuse for riots and attacking police officers. If you remain silent your businesses will be destroyed, you will have less police protection and the world as we know it will be destroyed. It is time to fight back with all our might - now.

Silence did not work in the 1930s, when the looming evils of Nazism could have been stopped in their tracks. Nor will it work today. It won't blow over by itself.

Why does the United States say nothing about the daily denigration of Jews and Christians by Imams worldwide?


Why do we tolerate an American media that continues to play dumb when our real interests, and our very lives, are at stake?


And of utmost importance, why don't we together and insist that the Democrats express -- in words and in deeds -- their unequivocal support for Israel during this most challenging of times?

I started "Rabbis for Trump." .Since then, the situation has evolved -- or devolved -- into one where the danger to Israel is more paramount than ever. Don't kid yourselves. We are nearing the 11th hour,



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