Detroit’s Jewish community ‘condemns’ behavior, signage of ‘Operation Gridlock’ protestors
All rights reserved)DETROIT – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Detroit (AJC) has publicly condemned the behavior and signage of protestors that participated in “Operation Gridlock” on Wednesday. Thousands of Michigan residents swarmed the Lansing capitol to protest Michigan Gov. MORE: Thousands protest Michigan governor’s social distance orderPhotos and videos from the protest show individuals holding posters with swastikas, comparing Whitmer to Adolf Hitler. “Regardless of one’s political views, the use of such imagery and symbolism is inexcusable,” AJC said. “The Nazi imagery is particularly galling as it comes only days before Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), which begins on Monday night.”AJC is requesting the protest organizers to condemn the behavior, as well.
Everything you wanted to know about Yom Kippur
A member of an Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, walks through the neighborhood on Yom Kippur, one of the most important holidays of the Jewish year. (CNN) - Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Services during Yom Kippur are held continuously through the day and include readings from the Torah and the reciting of prayers expressing regret or asking for forgiveness. Yom Kippur services conclude with closing prayers and the blowing of the shofar, a ritual musical instrument carved from the horn of a ram. How it began: According to Jewish tradition, the origins of Yom Kippur date back to the time of Moses, after the people of Israel made their exodus from Egypt.