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Statement on Recent Acts of Violence

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The leadership of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the frightening acts of violence that have shaken several of our cities this weekend. Our grief and concern extend throughout St. Cloud, MN, Seaside, NJ, the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC, and in Philadelphia, where innocent people have been targeted and killed or injured, and law enforcement personnel and other first responders have heroically saved lives. As investigators seek information about motives, including possible links to terrorism, we pray for the strength to support our neighbors in need, and for the wisdom to work even harder for a just and peaceful world.