We Jews know what it is like to be at the wrong end of a superficial generalization about our faith and people. We also know that since we were freed from Egypt, we were commanded to never fall into the same trap of fear of the stranger. When we remain indifferent at times when non-Jews are the perceived threat, we only invite those oppressors to find us next. And even if we don’t become the next victims, we are not entitled to remain indifferent.
Read Rabbi Kopnick’s Erev Yom Kippur Sermon here.
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