Rabbi Rapport joined the Rotary Club on February 21 to speak about:
“Building Bridges In A Time of Division and Hate”
Religious freedom and interfaith cooperation in America stand at a crossroad. Americans as a whole profess increasingly warm and welcoming attitudes towards Judaism, Islam, and other minority faiths. And yet harassment, vandalism and attacks against Jews and hate crimes against other minorities are rising at an alarming rate. How will we respond to violent attacks on American synagogues, Nazis and Klansmen marching in our streets, and acts of vandalism against cemeteries and places of worship? This will define us as a community and a nation.
Louisville has a long history of religious cooperation and respect. This has carried us through difficult times before and can serve as a model for the trying times we are faced with today. Rabbi Rapport will lead an engaging conversation on the challenges of rising antisemitism in America. He will discuss its causes and conflicts, and what we as a compassionate community in Louisville can do to stand strong for the values of religious freedom and the strength of diversity which together make us one.
Learn more about Rotary Club at http://www.louisvillerotary.org/