Following the terrible attack that occurred today at the Notre Dame church in Nice, France, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the U.S.’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expresses its sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives and outrage for such a hateful act of violence in a place of worship.
“The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America is outraged by the heinous attack that occurred today at the historic Notre Dame basilica in Nice, France, killing three people.
“This act of senseless violence and brutal terror has no place anywhere in the world, but particularly not in a house of worship. Indeed, the perpetrator has violated all houses of worship with this vile attack. We support the efforts of law enforcement officials to bring swift and certain justice to the criminals and appreciate the steps President Macron has announced to bring increased security to all houses of worship.”
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragic attack, pray for the injured and express our support for the people of Nice, France at this very difficult time.”