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To the Editor: In the aftermath of last week’s deeply unsettling attack on our American democracy, the Jewish communities of Vermont stand together with people of good conscience to vehemently oppose mob rule, violence, and racist and antisemitic hatred.

As Jews, we know what happens living under undemocratic regimes that do not protect the rights of all people. We value the sacred halls and traditions of this country’s long-standing democracy.

We mourn the loss of life, and we are deeply worried about a dangerous virus to which our Congress, their staffers, and law enforcement were unnecessarily exposed.

The Jewish communities across Vermont stand in support of our democracy.

Signed by the following Jewish Communities of Vermont:

Brattleboro Area Jewish Community (Congregation Shir HeHarim) Brattleboro

Congregation Beth El, Bennington

Congregation Beth El, St Johnsbury

Beth Jacob Synagogue, Montpelier

Havurah of Addison County, Middlebury

Israel Congregation, Manchester Center

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, Stowe

Living Tree Alliance, Moretown

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington

Congregation Ruach haMaqom Burlington

Rutland Jewish Center, Rutland

Temple Sinai, South Burlington

Woodstock Area Jewish Community, Congregation Shir Shalom, Woodstock

Rabbi Danielle Stillman, Middlebury

Contact Darren Marcy at dmarcy@manchesterjournal.com or by cell at 802-681-6534.


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