The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — joins the people of England in mourning the victims of the Friday, November 29, 2019, deadly London terror attack at Fishmongers’ Hall on the northern end of London Bridge. The attacker killed two people and injured three others, who are currently being treated in the hospital.

British counterterrorism police intensified investigations on Saturday into the cowardly cold blooded 28-year-old terrorist suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing spree on London Bridge. The suspected terrorist had already been convicted of terror-related crimes and according to British authorities had ties to radical Islamist terror groups. On Saturday, “Islamic State” militants claimed that one of their “fighters” had carried out the attack. The suspect, who was wearing what turned out to be a fake explosive vest, was tackled by bystanders on the bridge before police then shot and killed him.

The RAA condemns these cold, inhumane acts of terror, hate, and murder carried out by a vicious terrorist. Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, stated, “Words cannot express our outrage. As Jews, we are sadly all too familiar with terror, hate and violence, and the trauma of living with fear of violence. With a history of pogroms, the Holocaust and terror in Israel we, as Jews and Americans, join the people of England in mourning these tragic losses. What started as an ordinary day should never have ended in death, chaos and destruction. We call upon every decent peace-loving person to lock hand in hand and to condemn this violence.”

May he who makes peace in Heaven make peace in this world that such terrorist attacks be no more. As we are in the Hebrew month of Kislev which contains the holiday of Chanukah, we pray that the light of the Menorah illuminates this world with love, peace, hope and prosperity.