Rabbinical Assembly Condemns Week of Terror Attacks in Israel
In response to the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Israel, the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), the international association of Conservative/Masorti movement rabbis, issued the following statement:
"The Rabbinical Assembly is appalled by the violence perpetrated against eleven innocent individuals in Israel, who among them reflect the richness and diversity of Israel’s population: Jews, Druze and Christians, immigrants and Israel-born natives. Every one of these people should have simply returned home to their families and friends after an unremarkable day.
"We share a conviction that there is a way for the region’s diverse populations to live in proximity with mutual respect. Those living in the region must commit to pursing peace and security for all. We join with all those groups in condemning these terror attacks and call on others in the region who have not yet done so to do the same and reject all acts of violence.
"Especially on the eve of major religious holy days for each of the three monotheistic religions in our holy land, we urge everyone to support the grieving families and to resist calls for revenge. As we learn in the weekday liturgy, Hashkiveinu, 'May You, God, spread the shelter of Your peace over all the residents of Your land...'"