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From Pittsburgh to Poway

After a shooting attack on a California synagogue and an anti-Semitic cartoon published in The New York Times left American Jews reeling, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch addressed anti-Semitism coming from both the right and left: “Jews do something that no others do: We manage to unite the extreme right and the extreme left. The anti-Semitism of the extreme right is lethal, and the left cannot abide Jews who refuse to abandon their distinctive identity. Fighting back starts in your heart: the best way to defeat those who want to see a world without Jews is to commit and recommit to Jewish life.”