The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis —expresses its deep sorrow for the loss of life in an unprovoked, vicious terror attack on a kosher market in Jersey City, New Jersey. The victims include Detective Joseph Seals of the Jersey City Police Department; Mindel Ferencz, who owned the store with her husband; Moshe Deutsch, a customer; and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, a store employee. The two terrorists were killed in an hours long gun battle with police.
Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Alliance, stated: “This is the third major attack on the Jewish community in the last 14 months. The problem of anti-Semitism is nationwide. Jewish organizations must pool their resources in order to keep the situation from getting even further out of hand.”
Rabbi Yaakov Spivak a member of the presidium of the Rabbinical Alliance, stated: “This is how things erupted in Europe 80 years ago. It is difficult to refrain from making a comparison.”
The Rabbinical Alliance of America wishes the families of the attack victims that they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.