Rabbi Nechemia Gurevitz writes on Facebook “The plight of our brethren in Israel is never far from our minds. In this challenging time, we seek support and encouragement both from within, and from the world around us.”
He has been asked to open Tuesday’s city council meeting with a prayer and invocation, “following which the Council will address their support for the Jewish community and Israel. I am grateful for the City Council’s support of the Jewish community,” his posting concludes.
Meanwhile, the war is directly affecting at lease one south Georgia family.
Georgia News Network reports a Valdosta Rabbi says his wife has been stuck in Israel since the war started. Moshe Elbaz and his wife Jaclyn were on sabbatical in Israel. Synagogue business brought him back in August, but she stayed. He says she is spending her time supporting Israeli troops by buying supplies and helping neighbors.
And in Atlanta over the weekend, hundreds turned out for a rally in support of Palestinians, chanting and waving flags outside CNN Center. Palestinians are trapped in Gaza in the war between Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza.
Palestinians are trapped in Gaza in the war between Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza. The two groups behind the rally are the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Palestinian Youth Movement. Another Atlanta rally held last week supported Israel.