Monday, January 06, 2020 - Updated: 9:23 am
In response to increasing acts of anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad, Bishop David Zubik is offering his support and voice to #JewishandProud Day on Monday, January 6, as a #JewishandProudAlly.
The bishop asks everyone to observe a minute of silent prayer at noon on Monday for all victims of anti- Semitism and for the healing of our world.
Bishop Zubik’s Facebook post on the Diocese of Pittsburgh page says, “With the clergy, religious and faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh I stand in solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers as a #JewishandProudAlly. Violence against and contempt toward Jews are an echo of the Holocaust. Please observe a minute of silent prayer at noon Jan. 6, 2020 for all victims of anti-Semitism and for the healing of our world.”
An accompanying tweet on @BishopZubik says, “With @diopitt. I stand in solidarity as a #JewishandProudAlly. Attacks against Jews echo the Holocaust. Please observe a minute of silent prayer at noon Jan. 6, 2020 for victims of anti-Semitism and to repair our world.
#Catholic #JewishandProud Day is in initiative of the American Jewish Committee, www.ajc.org, in response to rising incidents of anti-Semitism, including the 2018 massacre that killed 11 people in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill and the recent stabbing of five participants in a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York. Participants in #JewishandProud and #JewishandProudAlly are asked to post pictures and statements showing support for Jewish life and why it is important.