This beautiful act by an interfaith group in Ogden, Utah, brought about such a wonderful healing experience. This is much needed in these times of so much furor and disagreement. Please read what one group did to circumvent fear and hatred.
This past week brought so many instances of hatred and violence across our nation, from the many pipe bombs that were delivered to Donald Trump’s critics, to the eleven Jewish folks killed in the synagogue in Pennsylvania. Pipe bombs are still being intercepted, and people who have spoken out against Trump are anxious and fearful. And throughout the states Jewish communities were nervous about holding Shabbat services Friday night, wondering if their synagogue would be next?
In light of that, the Interfaith community of Ogden*** joined together to surround Congregation Brith Sholem’s synagogue during their worship so they could enjoy their service without fear. There were probably 40+ of us there.
But the interesting thing was — which often happens when you’re trying to be a blessing to someone — they didn’t want us standing outside the building. No… They wanted us to come inside and worship with them. So…
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