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Rabbis Build Sukkah Outside Trump Tower to Promote Welcome

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Oct 10, 2017

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Gabe Cahn, HIAS.org

Two dozen rabbis participate in a Sukkot action organized by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights in New York City, October 9, 2017.

(T'ruah)

“This is a particularly devastating moment,” Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, director of education for community engagement at HIAS, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

“In the midst of what is really the worst refugee crisis in history, we’re seeing actions taken to pull out the welcome mat for refugees.”

On Monday, October 9, Grant Meyer joined two dozen New York rabbis in an action organized by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. The symbolic shelter was intended to send a timely and distinctly Jewish message in response to anti-immigrant and anti-refugee policies.