Rabbi to speak on hate crimes

| March 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Cohn

A spate of hate crimes targeting Jews is a painful reminder of the stubborn survival of antisemitism and has prompted the local Holocaust Museum LA to hold a public conversation Sun., March 12 at 10 a.m.

“We invite our friends throughout Los Angeles to join us for an important conversation addressing contemporary antisemitism,” museum officials said in a statement released following the Pico-Robertson area shootings of two Jewish men and other incidents in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Moshe Cohn will speak about antisemitism today, how to talk about it, and tools to respond. He is head of the Jewish World Section, International Seminars and Jewish World Department of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

“We commend the quick and steadfast support of the LAPD and our local leaders,” the release continued. “We will continue to work with all in our community to spread our beacon of truth, education, forebearance and dedication in seeking to root out hatred in all its ugly forms.”

Jaime Tran, 28, was charged Feb. 17 with federal hate crimes. He admitted to police he searched for a kosher market on Yelp before the shootings, according to a court filings. He is being held without bail.

The two victims allegedly attacked by Tran were shot Feb. 16 leaving religious services wearing Jewish head coverings. Both men survived the shootings.

To RSVP and for more information about the March 10 event, visit holocaustmuseumla.org. Free.

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