Jan 12, 2021
Jewish Resources on Recent Violent Extremism at Capitol
Jewish Federations of North America recently shared their thoughts on violent extremists rioting at the Capitol:
Following the recent horrifying assault on our nation's democracy, we were gratified that calm was restored quickly and Congress went back to their important work of certifying our election process. We all must return to the important work ahead.
Before us are a series of immense challenges and we cannot fully tackle them unless we come together. Death tolls related to COVID-19 are at alarming levels and we have seen domestic unrest rise to unacceptable proportions. Our social service sector has been overtaxed and under resourced.
As Jews, we know personally and painfully the dangers of unchecked hatred. We also know that with great determination and conviction to our core values, our country can heal and grow stronger. We affirm our belief in the stability of our government, its institutions and the peaceful transition of power. We are committed to devoting our communal energy to working with people of all faiths and creeds to heal and move forward.
We concur. Below are several resources for you: analyses by national American Jewish press from across the political spectrum, as well as statements by several national Jewish organizations.
News and Analysis
There’s no such thing as an acceptable violent riot
By Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate
Neo-Nazis, QAnon and Camp Auschwitz: A guide to the hate symbols and signs on display at the Capitol riots
By Laura E. Adkins and Emily Burack, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
‘Our worst fears realized’: Extremism watchdogs, after months of warnings, watch the violence in DC
By Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Some top Republican Jewish donors say Trump must fully exit stage to rebuild party
By Jacob Kornbluh, The Forward
JCRC is not taking a position on the potential removal of President Trump from office before his term expires. However, given the groundbreaking nature – for better or worse – of ADL’s position, we would be remiss not to acknowledge it.