Let My People Know

"Violence is like any other symptom"

“What happened at the U.S. Holocaust Museum is an extreme sign of something happening in different parts of American society, albeit in less violent manifestations.

Once hatred becomes–even in a refined, intellectual or masked way–legitimate, it evolves and may migrate from magazine stories and newspaper editorials to the barrel of a gun.

Even when one calls it euphemistically ‘anti-Zionism’, somehow this hatred spreads to becoming anti-Jewish, perhaps anti-human, in general.

The mad perpetrator is merely the one who does what others say and think.

Violence is like any other symptom – one has to determine the roots instead of only deploring the end results.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From the website “On Faith” June 12, 2009