January 1, 2019
The Northern California Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess is appalled and dismayed at the attack on Hasidic Jews at a Hanukkah celebration at a home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, NY, on December 28, 2019. Our hearts go out to those who have been injured and those who have been terrorized.
This is just one of several instances of domestic terrorism that proliferates in this intolerant time in our country. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”. Any attack on a religious minority is an attack on all religious minorities. Our government authorities are charged with assuring, protecting, and defending citizens of all religions or no religion.
We stand in solidarity with the Congregation Netzach Yisroel and all other victims of such hate crimes.