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Anti-Semitism, Extremism, and Violations of the Sacred: A Reflection on the Tragedy in Pittsburgh

Anti-Semitism, Extremism, and Violations of the Sacred: A Reflection on the Tragedy in Pittsburgh

The United States, for all its principles and promise, its achievements and potentials, also has an underbelly. That underbelly comes in various forms: racism, sexism, classism. These ‘isms” rear their heads on a daily basis, but are most noticed when we suffer a tremendous loss or other tragedy in our country. This past weekend marked a tragedy and a loss that exposed the American underbelly and demonstrated that anti-Semitism persists in America.