April 2, 2020

Image of the Week: A Shofar Blast at ‘the Nazis’

Photo courtesy of Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, leader of Ohev Sholom — The National Synagogue in Washington, D.C., blows the shofar “to drown the evil shrieks of the Nazis” during a counterprotest against white nationalists’ “Unite the Right 2” rally in the nation’s capital on Aug. 12. Thousands of counterprotesters heavily outnumbered the approximately two dozen white nationalists who turned out to demonstrate on the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., which turned violent and led to the death of 32-year-old counterprotester Heather Heyer.