URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs Condemns Terrorist Attack In Jerusalem

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New York, NY; January 8, 2017 – 

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), issued the following statement in response to today's terrorist attack in Jerusalem:
Our prayers are with the families of the victims of terror in today’s truck ramming incident in Jerusalem. We are sickened and saddened by the senseless deaths and hope for a full recovery of those injured. People of conscience everywhere must join us in condemning today’s brutal attack. Vicious acts of terror continue to inflame the situation in a part of the world where there is no such thing as a sustainable status quo. We believe that is why it is essential for clear and calm minds to come together toward a just solution for all.



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