Statements on Antisemitic Violence: 2019-2020

Statement on stabbing attack at rabbi’s home

[From the website of the Diocese of Brooklyn]


Our hearts go out to the victims in last night’s horrifying stabbing attack inside the home of a rabbi in Monsey, New York.

This past week, which should have been a holy celebration of lights, has been marked with tragedy and violence against our Jewish brothers and sisters. We also remember the recent attacks at a Jersey City kosher market that left three dead.

The Catholic community of Brooklyn and Queens stands with members of all faiths in condemning these anti-Semitic attacks against people of faith. Hate like this has no place in a civil society.

Today we are reminded it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. Let us be that light as we pray for peace and practice tolerance today and always.