As you may know, today the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim Ban. This discriminatory executive order violates our core values as Jews: standing by refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants.
Unfortunately, as Jews, we are well aware of the consequences of racist and xenophobic immigration policies. It wasn’t long ago when many of our own family members were denied safe refuge in the United States. There are many instances over the course of American history when bigoted policies resulted in shameful discrimination and abuse — whether it be slavery, immigration quotas, or Japanese internment camps. Many of us would like to believe we would have spoken out and stood up against those policies. Now is the time to be on the right side of history and say never again will bigotry and xenophobia be our rule of law.
At 6 p.m. in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, we will stand with our Jewish and Muslim brothers, sisters, and neighbors to say #NoMuslimBanEver. Join us and please wear your Avodah shirts, bags, and other items to show our solidarity. You can also download an Avodah sign to bring to the rally. We hope to see you tonight.
Download an Avodah Demonstration Sign: