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URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs issued the following statement:
It should go without question that the anti-Semitic, homophobic, and transphobic invective spewed by Louis Farrakhan is hateful and worthy of condemnation by all those who seek to strengthen the American community. Unfortunately, Farrakhan’s ongoing efforts to enflame conversation are once again gaining public attention. We had hoped that Farrakhan’s vile worldview had been successfully driven to the fringes. Sadly, it appears that his views continue to receive public attention.
So let us be clear: We stand in solidarity with all those who are targeted by hateful speech and actions. We expect the same from our friends and allies. Only by recognizing and celebrating the Divine spark in all people will we bring about the world of justice, compassion, and wholeness that we so fervently seek.
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