Six Hundred Jewish Groups Back Black Lives Matter Movement

More than 600 Jewish organizations endorsed a letter in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The letter was published in the New York Times and the groups involved represent the majority of American Jews. “We support the Black-led movement in this country that is calling for accountability and transparency from the government and law enforcement. We know that freedom and safety for any of us depends on the freedom and safety of all of us,” reads the letter, “As Jews, we know how dangerous this is: when politicians target Jewish people and blame us for problems, it leads directly to violence against us. When Black movements are undermined, it leads to more violence against Black people, including Black Jews.” The groups signing the letter included both conservative and liberal Jewish organizations. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…