We Are in This Together

Dearest Jewish brothers and sisters,

We woke up this morning to the heartbreaking news that Donald Trump had won the U.S. presidential election. Others have begun to reach out on the RC e-mail discussion lists, and I want to reach out to all of us as Jews. This is not a moment to be alone. We are in this together.

What has happened is a defeat. No question. The blatant sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant policies are extremely painful.

And we are Jews. We have a long history of fighting some of the most horrendous things done to humans. We have refused to do anything but stay alive and flourish. We have stood and fought side by side with other peoples that have had horrendous things done to them. And we will do that now.

I am so glad that Tim Jackins has been working with us on facing early defeats. We will need that muscle now more than ever.

Let’s stay close to each other, discharge, reach out, and keep writing to each other on the e-mail list. I don’t want any of us to be alone now. I love you all very much. We are in this together.

Cherie Brown

International Liberation Reference Person for Jews

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Reprinted from the RC e-mail discussion list for leaders of Jews

(Present Time 186, January 2017)

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