The top faith blogger in the Midwest offers a dire warning about our divisive discourse amid rising intolerance at home and around the world.
Whilst the local newsman focuses on the philosophical and ethical angle of this conversation.
Just a quick bit of research backs up reason for concern:
The Anti-Defamation League, which tracks anti-Semitic behavior nationwide, found 2,717 incidents in 2021. That's a 34 percent rise from the year before and averages out to more than seven anti-Semitic incidents per day.
Even before the pandemic . . . The uptick in shootings at synagogues caused outrage and concern amongst people of faith.
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Today, however, "disturbing events have unexpectedly challenged my previous hopeful assumptions," Rudin writes. "Virulent lethal antisemitic acts, once small in number since the end of the Holocaust in 1945, have reemerged, especially in Europe and the United States. It is an epidemic with the potential to become a pandemic of hate."
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Early in the long and noteworthy career of Rabbi A. James Rudin, he served for two years as the assistant rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jehudah in Kansas City. (It's now located in Overland Park.) Knowing that and having heard him...