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Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America Expresses Strong Support for US Senate Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Recent Surge in Anti-Semitism

Posted on May 27, 2021 In Press Releases

Resolution Introduced by Sens. Rosen & Lankford Pledges to Combat Anti-Semitism In All Forms

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed strong support for introduction in the U.S. Senate of a bipartisan resolution recommitting the Senate to combating anti-Semitism in all forms and standing in solidarity with those affected by anti-Semitism.

The Resolution Condemning the Recent Rise in Anti-Semitism, introduced today by Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), co-chairs of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, further urges President Biden to take specific actions to address anti-Semitism, and calls on elected officials as well as faith and civil society leaders to denounce and combat all manifestations of anti-Semitism.”

Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane stated:

“The American Jewish community is facing an unprecedented situation. While anti-Semitism is an ancient hatred, the current surge in the United State is a deeply disturbing turn for the worse.  Israel has had conflicts with her enemies since the founding of the Jewish State. But those conflicts did not result in street violence against American Jews across the United States. This moment demands that leaders respond clearly and strongly to repudiate this wave of anti-Semitic assaults.”

Orthodox Union Executive Director for Public Policy, Nathan Diament stated:

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America is very grateful to U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen and James Lankford for crafting and introducing the bipartisan Resolution Condemning the Recent Rise in anti-Semitism and to the more than 30 bipartisan Senators who are original cosponsors.

“The resolution ‘unequivocally condemns the recent rise in anti-Semitic violence’ and, importantly, calls on the Biden Administration to take concrete steps – including filling the post of State Department Special Envoy to Combat anti-Semitism and to allocate significant funds to the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program administered. This Resolution is a very important step in pushing back against those spreading hate against Jews in the United States.”