After four House Democrats issued a letter to President Biden decrying anti-Semitism among elected representatives in Congress, a group of more than 1,500 Orthodox Jewish rabbis responded by publicly denouncing the so-called “Squad” of Democratic House representatives who have repeatedly vilified Israel.
The Orthodox Jewish community is the branch of Judaism that closely adheres to the laws and practices outlined in the Torah and Talmud and is preponderantly politically conservative, as it champions traditional social values.
Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Kathy Manning (NC), Dean Phillips (MN) and Elaine Luria (VA) wrote to Biden that they were “deeply disturbed by the recent surge of antisemitic incidents in the United States,” then referenced Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, writing, “elected officials have used reckless, irresponsible antisemitic rhetoric. These include repeated, unacceptable, and blatantly antisemitic statements made by a Member of Congress comparing facemasks and other COVID-19 public health measures to ‘what happened in Nazi Germany’ during the Holocaust.”
The authors then condemned rhetoric