Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2020

“NO HATE. NO FEAR” March against anti-Semitism draws 25,000 to New York City

Tens of thousands of Jews and non-Jews marched in a dramatic show of unity after the two bloody anti-Semitic attacks in New York in December

More than 25,000 New Yorkers, Jews and non-Jews, on Sunday,  joined the “No Hate. No Fear”  solidarity march with the Jewish community, across the Brooklyn Bridge.

The cross-faith unity march organized following the bloody violent, anti-Semitic attacks in Monsey, Brooklyn, in the Hanukkah celebration left one victim, Josef Neumann, unconscious in the hospital after being wounded in the head. In Jersey City, early December hours-long gun shooting at a kosher supermarket has left three customers, one police officer, and the two shooters dead.

Dozens of elected officials from the Greater New York region march with the crowed while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $45 million in additional state funding to security around schools and other religious institutions.


The march organized by a broad of Jewish groups UJA-Federation, JCRC and ADL, included among others Senator Chuck Schumer, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan am who spoke about the recent attacks, the rise of anti-Semitism, and the need for people of all faiths to fight injustice.

Northjersey.com reported “Waking under crisp, clear skies, the procession was at turns defiant, joyous and somber. Marchers sang and prayed in Hebrew and waved signs declaring “Jewish Lives Matter.” A group of Franciscan priests was on hand, as well as members of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, an interfaith group of Muslim and Jewish women. Drivers crossing the bridge honked their support. ”

 

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