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Jewish Federation Releases Statement in Support of Black Community

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May 30, 2020

As Shavuot and Shabbat come to a close, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles released a statement of solidarity with the Black community in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., after an officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for multiple minutes.

“Our tradition teaches us that all humans are created in the image of G-d. We mourn the senseless death of George Floyd,” the message read. “Our tradition calls upon all of us to work alongside our neighbors to create a more just world.”

Read the full statement below:

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