Rabbi Howard Berman’s statement in response to the terrorism in Paris. Here is an excerpt.
“In the face of the ongoing spread of violence and bigotry against our fellow Jews in France and throughout Europe, we stand in anguish and in solidarity. We pray for their safety and call upon the world’s leaders to forcefully confront the spread of anti-Semitism emerging from whatever source- both native political extremists as well as radical Islamists. At the same time, as fellow children of Abraham, we affirm our ties to the vast majority of Muslims who understand and live their religion as a force for peace and justice, and we seek to join with them in confronting and routing out the forces of extremism and racism that corrupt all of our religious traditions and are the true examples of blasphemy.”