To our Muslim friends of the Peace Island Institute and DoNotHate Foundation: my heart goes out to you, and we, your Jewish brothers and sisters are standing with you in support. We will not let this cowardice and despicable act of violence break the spirit of peaceful prayer gatherings. We stand with you in the face of violence, and we send our sincere condolences to the grieving families of New Zealand’s Al Noor and Linwood Mosques. Shoulder to shoulder we will stand together to defeat fear and intolerance in our communities.
Sending love and prayers for healing,
Rabbi Meeka Simerly