NEW YORK (VosIzNeias) – Rev. Al Sharpton has a well documented history of anti-semitic and hateful rhetoric. Jews all over still recall his racist incitement that led to the Crown Heights riots in 1991.
The riots famousy led to the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum. About three hours after the riots began, early on the morning of August 20, a group of approximately 20 young black men surrounded Yankel Rosenbaum, a 29-year-old Jewish University of Melbourne student in the United States conducting research for his doctorate. They stabbed him several times in the back and beat him severely, fracturing his skull.
Therefore it was a shocking development when East Side Synagogue invited Sharpton to come speak, and on Rosh Hashanah of all days.
Sharpton posted on his Facebook page “Being presented to speak at the Rosh Hashanah Services of the East Side Synagogue by Rabbi Perry Berkowitz and Rabbi Leah Berkowitz.”
Being presented to speak at the Rosh Hashanah Services of the East Side Synagogue by Rabbi Perry Berkowitz and Rabbi Leah Berkowitz.
He then posted a video of his remarks at the synagogue.
Rosh Hashana remarks.
Posted by Reverend Al Sharpton on Monday, September 30, 2019
As if having Sharpton speak wasn’t enough, they then presented him with a Shofar as a gift.
Given a gift after my remarks at the services. #roshhashana
In response to the shocking move by East Side Synagogue to honor a proven Jew hater, a petition was started to demand an apology.
The petition states:
“Al Sharpton’s hateful rhetoric against ALL Jews may have caused an attack in a Harlem store which caused 8 people to be slaughtered. The death count includes the murderer, who months before was part of Al Sharpton’s racist picket lines against Jewish store owners – “white interlopers” – according to Sharpton.
Al Sharpton’s racist incitement undoubtedly caused pogroms in Crown Heights which led to a young Jew named Yankel Rosenbaum being dragged out of his car and murdered, if not to the deaths of more Jews.
How dare you invite this evil man to your synagogue, give him a podium and even grant him a ritual object as a gift?
Sharpton is against ALL Jews, not just the ones who don’t look modern enough for you.
You disgrace the memory of Yankel Rosenbaum and the pride of every Jew who has any by accepting this devious con man and anti-Semite into the same space as a Sefer Torah.
You have no shame.
You should beg forgiveness from Yankel Rosenbaum’s family and from those Jewish people aghast at the fact that pretenders calling themselves Jews with no ken of the word would bring the murderer of one of their own into their midst and accord him all honors.
Until then, no Jew with any conscience should give you any money, participate in any of your activities, or walk through your accursed doors.
We the undersigned call for Rabbis (hahahahah) Berkowitz to publicly apologize to the Rosenbaum family and to the Jewish people who actually think like Jews – meaning they would never honor someone who murdered one of their own for political gain or for whatever self-interests you stroked with this hellish and hurtful decision.
We also call for an international boycott of the East Side “Synagogue” until this is achieved.”
Click here to sign the petition.