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2018-10-30 21:16:59 -0400
I along with 20 other residents, elderly, and disabled, were displaced from Jewish-owned property in Midtown Atlanta Ga in the interest of “redevelopment”. Address is 770 Myrtle St owned by ZPartners, manager Tamar Stern. I was homeless for 6weeks as a result of this displacement. One of my neighbors passed away indirectly as a result from this displacement. Rent was doubled, parking lot full of Benz’s and luxury cars. Is there not a Bible verse about removing the speck from your own eye before removing that of someone else?
2018-10-30 21:02:02 -0400
So President Trump moves US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He has extended family members of the Jewish faith and is a Stong Advocate of a strong Israel. But that is apparently not good enough for you.
2018-10-30 20:52:20 -0400
Groups like you are causing attacks on Jews. You make people continue to persecute Jews, you Fools !! As a Jew we are not the chosen ones to God ! We are equal to all faiths to the Lord. You progressive Jews are not special, do you get it ?? Dismissing President Trump is stupid ! His family is Jewish and a friend to Jews !! Really what the hell is wrong with you ?? Do you Dumb Jews have a mirror ?
2018-10-30 19:22:06 -0400
Instead of mourning for victims all you low life jews do is use the occasion to bash white’s.. Why dont you perveted low lifes promote denouncing jew nationalism & flooding “migrants” into Israel… Of course not, just promote flooding America… Typical jew bolshevik decadence.. Its no wonder you “people” have been expelled from every European country over the history of the world..
2018-10-30 19:08:52 -0400
Why don’t you low life jews condemn jew nationalism & the jew bolsheviks & jew communists who murdered over 80 million Christians in jew controlled Russia from 1917 & onward after murdering the Christian Czar, you low life communist scum….
2018-10-30 16:45:04 -0400
I"ve lost all respect for you after your comment rejecting Trump’s visit and blaming him for the Pittsburgh Massacre. The left and the Democrats have been leading the growth in anti-Semitism for the past decade, including
, the opposition to moving the Israeli capital to Jerusalem and the lack of support for Israel’s existence. In essence, your group is the Sounderkommando contingent for a liberal left that lies about Israel and the Jews. I hope you get the recognition you deserve.
2018-10-30 14:48:36 -0400
Those of you behind this, do not represent any Jewish person of any type of respected organization, you are a left-wing, racist group, this president has done more for the Jewish people of this world than any human being in history, to allow your political beliefs to get in the way of the one person who’s done more for your race of people is Criminal.
As a Christian who’s always supported Israel and the Jewish community I condemn your behavior, it is racist, and bigoted, to use a criminal political soapbox to attack the party and the president that’s done more for Jewish people and Israel then anybody in history, you are no better than the piece of garbage that went on this shooting attack, quite frankly you are the yin to his yang.
People like you are the problem, I will continue to pray for this president, I will continue to pray for the people of Israel, know this, God will judge you for your attack on the man he put into office.
Thank goodness you only speak for a small minority of racist, bigots, spreading your false narrative.
2018-10-30 14:27:14 -0400
I’m so sorry for the hateful tragedy. President Trump is welcome in Pittsburgh…he’s the most supportive President of the Jewish community. He has nothing to do with the shooting, as the murderer doesn’t even like him.
are pushing hate by releasing your statement. Look in the mirror. No room for Hate from
. (Including you) All the best to you…
2018-10-30 13:36:42 -0400
I just sent the following note to the Tree of Life Synagogue:
Dear leaders of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh,
To honor the memory of those killed in the shooting at your synagogue, I implore you not to meet Donald Trump. Rather, you should publicly announce that you cannot meet him because he bears an important part of the blame for fanning the fires of hatred in the US. He vilifies minorities, regularly attacks Muslims, systematically targets well known Jews, and asks people at his rallies to engage in acts of violence. Many people will see your meeting Donald Trump as Jews condoning his behavior. Donald Trump will also use your meeting to his own political advantage. Your meeting him, therefore, can only lead to more hatred and more deaths.
With sincerest respects to all in the community,
2018-10-30 12:21:54 -0400
Your group disgusts me. How dare you protest the President who supports you. Again, disgusting. And I wholeheartedly agree with 2 below my comments
2018-10-30 11:50:47 -0400
Your letter to the President is disgraceful and your group is an embarrassment to the Jewish community
The only President who helped
Israel you show disrespect to
Shame on you
Clearly you support the Jihad
And not real Jews
How dare you suggest you represent Jews
2018-10-30 11:41:28 -0400
you people are funded by a Kapo followed by your orgnisation filled with Kapos
it is odd that you fake
are against the most pro Israel pres and loved the most anti Israel pres
oh I forgot you don’t like r respect Israel either
2018-10-30 09:50:32 -0400
for the “denounce white nationalism” letter sent to the liar-in-chief.
2018-10-30 09:26:18 -0400
President Trump has done more to support Isreal and the Jewish State then most other Presidents and far more then the previous two administrations. He is not a advocate of white supremacy, and the division that you refer to is being caused by the “sensationalism” of the media.
We are a nation of laws set up by our forefathers and
generations of Congressional amendments which are now being ignored.
Yes, we are a nation of immigrants, however most all are legal immigrants and it is a slap in the face to those who came here legally, pay taxes , vote and support our laws to open our boarders to anyone who wishes to cross them.
Your view point is skewed and out of focus! We live by laws and until they are amended by
Congress they need to be adhered to, to do otherwise is to invite anarchy and revolution!
2018-10-30 09:09:23 -0400
You are a very hate filled group. I hope and pray that you find inner peace.
2018-10-30 07:58:25 -0400
I support (and have recently signed up as a member of) Bend The Arc and I plan to attend today’s demo. But after hearing Rabbi Meyer’s interview on
this am, and his repeated passionate appeal to
(including Trump) to cease the hate speech, I am concerned that the demonstration may include folks who will not heed this important message (critically important for today of all days) and instead, will use the same hate speech to bring out rage as we will be there to protest. I hope and request and urge that today’s organizers do their best to encourage, if not ensure, that, as Michele Obama still urges, when they go low, we go high. To act otherwise, as the funerals begin, will defile the sanctity of these observances and devastate the families and friends who are particularly suffering today.
2018-10-30 00:21:03 -0400
No way would I welcome the man who continually advocates racism. No way! He is definitely a man who instigates this type of violence and agrees with AK15 assault rifles!
2018-10-30 00:15:07 -0400
2018-10-30 00:11:02 -0400
As an American Jew, I am horrified by the acts of a lone gunman who is obviously sick in his head. I am so sorry for the loss of my fellow brethren by blood. However, I am more horrified by your disrespectful comments to our President who is doing everything possible to heal the country divided by this last administration. I am appalled by your insensitivity to the the heartfelt words President Trump was conveying and not only do you take the low road, but you took our former AG’s advice and “kicked em.” This subhuman who slaughtered the innocents wasn’t even a Trump supporter, so why blame the President? His son in law is Jewish, his daughter converted to Judaism and you dare condemn our President. He surrounds himself with every creed, color, religion and sex, yet your ugly divisive words are incomprehensible. It’s Jewsish Americans such as you that make mainstream Jews like myself feel conflicted. I do know this, God, Country and Family. Not me, me, me! I had a $1,000,00 check made out to your Synagogue, but as a lifelong American Patriot who has had generations serve in protecting all Americans, especially our President, this check is now torn to bits. Our President is
racist and anyone with a normal brain and a pair of eyes would know this. Read the constitution and understand this is not a socialist country and that’s what your mindset is like. Shame on you and Shame on anyone who thinks or agrees with you.
Ssgt R. Erens
2018-10-30 00:10:57 -0400
Can not believe you will not welcome our president . Your only a part of the hate . You do not speak for Pittsburgh or any of us who live here .
need to get out
2018-10-29 23:09:55 -0400
2018-10-29 23:09:44 -0400
how dare you disrespect our president. We are part of large Jewish community in Pittsburgh and across the United States and welcome the President who is a friend of the Jewish people. You do not speak for us!
jaime arango cifuentes
2018-10-29 22:56:52 -0400
There is no American or Jew with a human heart who does not feel the pain of the community, family and friends of those murdered in Pittsburgh. However, to make a point of not welcoming Trump into your community is worse than the hatred shown by Bower Hatred is hatred with or without a reason it is still evil and on the same level as Sdom. Unkindliness is the opposite characteristic of Patriarch Abraham and those who choose hatred and or disrespect are inviting trouble into their lives. “Karma” or evil energy works. There is an old saying “Whatever you do – you do to yourself.” If you show respect and kindness – you are only being kind to yourself. . Shame on you for being rude to guests especially the president.
2018-10-29 21:23:27 -0400
I am a Jew who attends synagogue regularly in Rochester, NY and attended a memorial service last night where 3500 people attended including Christians, Muslims and Jews. We mourn the victims of this horrific crime of hate. However, I believe that your approach to Trump is counterproductive and plays into the hands of his base. I strongly urge you to reconsider your position. While we deplore and condemn a lot of his actions, especially his rhetoric, he is the President and his appearance in Pittsburgh is an important sign of support for the Jewish community, not only in Pittsburgh but all over the country.
Senior Chief Geoff Ross USN Retired
2018-10-29 20:58:24 -0400
Who are you to speak for me to say my President is not welcome in Pittsburgh without prior conditions. Are you some kind of communist hate group ?
You don’t speak for me or the majority of Americans in this city Pittsburgh. You sound like a George Soros cheerleading group.
You are part of the problem – Mr Trump is very welcome in Pittsburg and every city in the
. You far left anti American bigots.
2018-10-29 19:49:38 -0400
Trump does not speak of
. Just Nationalism. I am an
OF IT. If you do not love this country, leave. This is not about politics or the 2nd amendment. Just a lunatic who also did not like Trump.
2018-10-29 19:43:38 -0400
First I would like to say I am so sorry for the tragic attack on one of your synagogues and congregants. Please know that most of us love all the people of our country and there just aren’t enough words to express our sorrow.
I read your open letter to President Trump and see that he still plans on visiting Pittsburgh. I would like to suggest a possible response for people who do not wish to welcome him. People, without signs, could line the streets where his motorcade is expected to travel. As his motorcade progresses people simply turn their backs to him as he has so many people in our country.
Peace be with you,
2018-10-29 19:38:01 -0400
Your attitude toward The President of these United States is despicable!!!
Your are a disgrace to our country and you are abusing the freedom we enjoy, shame shame
From A plain & simple yiddishe mama from boro park brooklyn ny!!
Proud to be born in this amazing US of A!!!!+++++
2018-10-29 18:19:17 -0400
You people have lost your collective minds. You are not progressives. You are [1/progressives]. How can you in anyway, shape, or form cite responsibility for such an atrocity upon President Trump? You are human beings. The one trait that separates our species from the rest of the animal kingdom is the ability to be self-aware. Why do you chose to subordinate your human traits to irrational, emotional hate? Because that is exactly what you are offering in your “not welcome” message to President Trump and
. President Trump was 100% correct in stating there was blame on both sides reegarding the Charlottesville, VA incident. The permitted group was engaging in a peaceful demonstration against the removal of historical statutes. It was the Antifa from the far left, and the white supremacists from the far right who were to blame for the violence and the tragic death of a beautiful young woman. Why does your [1/progressive] group choose to embed yourselves in a disposition no different than your ‘terrible twos’. The solution is to heal. You are not part of the solution. I am an Episcopalian. I am a principled libertarian. My values are not congruent with your perspectives of reality. I am attempting to offer you my “mirror”. You can chose to consider or abandon my thoughts. You have every right to choose. Blessings.
Sara Jane Boyers
2018-10-29 17:53:14 -0400
, my letter to Rabbi Jeffrey Myers: Rabbi Myers – I listened to your words from the last few days. You said , in terms of change: “ … it has to start with you as our leaders.”
You are not listening to your own words.
With respect to this horrific attack on members of your congregation, it could have been up to you to stand up to the root cause: the hate spewed from the top of our country by a false prophet who knows exactly what he is doing in terms of supporting and inciting those who already hate; a false prophet who knows that censuring the
will do him no political good even though four guns butchered eleven of your congregants.
Yes, he did not hold the guns; he did not send the bomb packages (to many Jews
), or kill those two African Americans in Kentucky, or the countless others over our country but he is directly responsible for this rise in hate.
Yes, American Jewry (I am born Jewish) may finally have their opportunity in this tragic moment to explain the roots of anti-semitism but it is more essential that we speak up for tolerance and safety for all who come here.
You are aiding the hate. You are aiding the
. You should be ashamed.
You had the opportunity “to start,” to stand up and deny access to a man who wishes to use your surviving congregation for political purposes only, all the while demeaning them and emboldening more haters. You did not take that opportunity as a brave man, a leader would have done. Those lives will be further lost in vain through your inaction.
My great sympathies to your congregation. My great hope is that re-consider your welcome to this man who is by no means representative of, nor honoring the office of the Presidency.
Sara Jane Boyers