September 21, 2017

Muslims raise money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetary

Muslims raise money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetary

Local and national Muslim American groups are partnering to raise money for a Jewish cemetery that was vandalized over the weekend.

In the moments after learning of the vandalism, Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation said she got calls and texts from priests and African American church pastors. But she said another group that’s also feeling isolated and targeted is standing alongside the St. Louis Jewish community.

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Talve said local and national Muslim American groups are partnering to raise money for the cemetery. In just three hours Tuesday, their Launch Good page raised more than $25,000.Talve said it’s proof love is stronger than hate.

“The story is not the desecration,” said Talve. “We can fix that and we will and we’ll make it better than ever. The story here is the story of all of the people who have come forward to say no to hate, people who know what hate is themselves and have come in solidarity to stand with the Jewish community.” Read more 

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