ZOA Letter to Exponent on Jewish Priorities
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October 26, 2015

Time for a Change on Policy of Helping

While it is certainly admirable to lead charitable efforts to care for the “migrants/refugees” from Syria, this is yet another example of misplaced Jewish community priorities — caring for others, in this case our enemies, at our own peril. (“On Refugee Crisis, Jewish Community Moves From Words to Action” Oct. 15). The article mentions that the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has raised almost $1 million this year for this effort. But at a time when Israeli Jews are being stabbed, maimed and murdered in broad daylight on the streets of the only Jewish nation on the planet by knife-wielding Arabs — many of whom are jihadis — in unprecedented attacks in the nature of an intifada, it is unseemly that this focus and funds should not go to the Israeli Jewish victims and their families for compensation and support. How about moving from “words to action” for our own protection, our own self-preservation and sovereignty?  We are indeed a “stiff-necked people,” but if we do not get our priorities straight soon, we will be doomed by our own hand.

Lee Bender | Ardmore

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