An Open Letter from the Chinese American Community in Support of the Jewish Community Following the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

 

To Our Jewish Brethren,

Shalom, Chaverim!

The Chinese American community condemns in the strongest possible terms the hate-fueled murder of 11 Jewish Americans at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 28, 2018, the worst attack on the Jewish community in American history. We stand in solidarity with the American Jewish community at this difficult time, and we wish to offer the families of the victims and the survivors our profound sympathy and condolences.

As a community that has historically suffered enormously from discrimination, violence and naked racism, we feel a unique and urgent sense of responsibility to fight anti-Semitism, hatred and violence in whatever form, wherever it rears its head in our society, right alongside you.

Throughout our common history, Chinese Americans have enjoyed a deep and intimate kinship with our Jewish brethren, not only in America but also in other parts of the world. Let it be known to the world that an attack on the Jewish community is an attack on all of us; a Jewish life taken is a life taken from our community as well. Once again, we wish to assert in no uncertain terms that Chinese Americans stand shoulder to shoulder with American Jews at this sad time.

This senseless killing has once again revealed the ugly face of hate and intolerance in America today. It underscores the national urgency that all Americans must come together to fight against the hate, violence and corrosive political divisiveness that are far too prevalent in our society today.

Together with our Jewish brethren and indeed all Americans, we stand ready for this fight. We must and will win the struggle for an America that is tolerant, compassionate and peaceful.

 

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26 Replies to “An Open Letter from the Chinese American Community in Support of the Jewish Community Following the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting”

  1. Together with our Jewish brethren and indeed all Americans, we stand ready for this fight. We must and will win the struggle for an America that is tolerant, compassionate and peaceful.

  2. As part of the Chinese Americans community, we condemn the cruel act of murder of those Jewish Americans on October 28 in Pittsburgh, our prayers and support are always with the Jewish Americans community.

  3. As a community that has historically suffered enormously from discrimination, violence and naked racism, we feel a unique and urgent sense of responsibility to fight anti-Semitism, hatred and violence in whatever form, wherever it rears its head in our society, right alongside you.

  4. Throughout the millennia the Jewish people have proven themselves, over and over, to be faithful and brave people! Despite persecution, they still strive for faithfulness and goodness!

    I’m an atheist. My thoughts are with you.

  5. I’m deeply saddened by the tragic event in Pittsburgh and condemn the heinous atrocities against the Jewish community. In solidarity we stand and fight for equality and justice for all!

  6. I stand with all peace loving people again hate. Urging intolerant extremists in our society and mainstream media turn down the divisive Rhetoric. Do not demonized patriotism.

  7. We must come together to fight against the hate, violence and corrosive political divisiveness that are far too prevalent in our society today.

  8. Naked discrimination sounds a little bit weird. Do you mean blatant discrimination? I agree with the stance of the letter and appreciate the outreach effort though.

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