The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim—representing over 950 American rabbis— commends President Joe Biden on the unveiling of a comprehensive national plan to fight antisemitism. This plan, referred to as the “whole of society” approach, is hailed by the President as the most ambitious and comprehensive effort led by the US government in the history of combating antisemitism in America.
Developed in consultation with stakeholders throughout society, this strategy consists of over 100 actions to be implemented by the federal government. The strategy includes workshops to address bias in hiring and the workplace, enhanced funding for security of Jewish communities, an interagency initiative to remove obstacles hindering the reporting of potential hate crimes, and much more.
Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America stated, “the President has unveiled a groundbreaking plan to counter antisemitism and hatred. The success of this plan lies in the country uniting behind this effort and joining together to eliminate hatred and ensure peace within our society. Freedom and equality requires constant work. This plan serves as an outline of the hard work ahead of us. History has taught this country that if we work together, we can accomplish great things.”
Mirocznik continued, “how appropriate it is that on the eve of the Shavous festival and Memorial Day, President Biden unveiled his national plan to fight antisemitism. Shavous is the holiday that commemorates the defining moment of the Jewish people, the time when the Al-mighty at Mount Sinai gave the Torah, to which we dedicate our lives and efforts. Shavuos marks the beginning of our hard work to study and observe the Torah.”
Mirocznik added, “on Memorial Day, we pay respect to the fallen members of our armed forces and recognize their sacrifice in protection of the great freedom afforded by this country. We recognize their hard work and the ultimate sacrifice they paid to secure the freedom that hundreds of millions of Americans enjoy every day. On the beginning of this Holiday weekend, we join together with President Biden and all the many people involved in shaping this plan to fight together to defend liberty and freedom for all Americans. May the Al-mighty bless President Biden’s plan in combating antisemitism with success and may it be His will that the scourge of antisemitism be eradicated permanently.”