Today, after the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath and Holiday of Shavuot, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America stated its condemnation for the violent attack in Orlando, Florida.
Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s executive director for public policy stated:
“The Orthodox Union strongly condemns the violent attack perpetrated this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. While all the facts surrounding the terrible crime are yet to be revealed, it is clear that those people who were murdered and grievously injured were targeted because of their identification with the LGBT community. All people of good will must condemn such violence. No American should be assailed due to his or her personal identity. All acts of terrorism against any group must be vigorously defended against and thwarted.”
“The Orthodox Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families of those who perished and prays for the full recovery of those injured. We support the work of law enforcement to fully investigate this terrible incident and bring to justice anyone who supported the perpetrator.”