The Miracle - - Editorial -

An open let­ter of sol­i­dar­ity and con­do­lence from mem­bers of the Jewish com­mu­nity to the Mus­lim com­mu­nity. After the mas­sacre at the mosque in Que­bec City, a small group of friends wrote this let­ter and dis­trib­uted it to our net­works invit­ing par­tic­i­pat­ing re­sponses. Within three days we re­ceived 230 sig­na­tures from mem­bers of the Jewish com­mu­nity. The sig­na­to­ries rep­re­sent many facets of our com­mu­nity - lead­ers, elders, youth, ac­tive mem­bers and ‘un­af­fil­i­ated’ Jews. From:Mira Oreck & Rob­bie Ch­esick We, mem­bers of the -ewish com­mu­nity of Greater an­cou­ver,write to you in a spirit of sup­port and con­do­lence in the wake of the bru­tal mas­sacre at the mosTue in ue­bec &ity. We stand in sol­i­dar­ity with you against the un­just vil­i­fi­ca­tion and at­tacks on Mus­lims across 1orth Amer­ica. We protest the cur­rent di­a­tribe of hate, poli­cies of e clu­sion, and acts of scape­goat­ing be­ing is­sued from the of­fice of the pres­i­dent of the United 6tates. We despair at how it is em­bold­en­ing the Is­lam­o­pho­bia that sadly e ists in &anada as

well. We rec­og­nize that bor­ders can’t fil­ter out in­fec­tious rants of hate and op­por­tunis­tic fear mon­ger­ing. We also ap­pre­ci­ate that the -ewish com­mu­nity, and all the dis­tinct com­mu­ni­ties that com­prise &anada, must take an e plicit stand against the spread of ha­tred and fear. We, the un­der­signed, are not writ­ing as rep­re­sen­ta­tives of any one or­ga­ni­za­tion. Rather, we have come to­gether to e press our out­rage and con­cern over th­ese re­cent events and to con­demn the Is­lam­o­pho­bia un­der­pin­ning them. We want to of­fer our con­tin­u­ing sol­i­dar­ity as neigh­bours, friends and fel­low cit­i­zens. In care and kind­ness,

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