Activist group in Lexington to host rally in light of anti-Semitic attacks
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – In the wake of several anti-Semitic attacks that have garnered national attention, an activist group in Lexington is hosting a unity rally.
Chabad of the Bluegrass is hosting ‘No Hate No Fear – Solidarity in the Face of Anti-Semitism,’ at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza on Sunday afternoon.
The group’s director, Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, cited several recent events as reasons for hosting the rally, such as the stabbing attack in New York, a string of violent hate crimes against the Jewish community in Brooklyn and the shooting at a Kosher grocery store in New Jersey.
“Our hearts are shattered by the cold-blooded attack on our brothers and sisters—Jews gathered in celebration of the holiday of Chanukah,” Litvin says. “We mourn the holy soul of the Martyrs killed in Jersey City, and we pray for the healing of all the injured, and an end to the violence.”
Litvin says leaders and politicians, including Congressman Andy Barr, will share words of prayer, comfort and healing. He says a call to action will be made as well.
The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST