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Muslims, Syrian refugees and others stand up for Jews in St Louis

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Published: 25 February 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

An initiative by Muslim activists has raised more than US$100,000 to repair and renovate a vandalised Jewish cemetery. Amid the tombstones, Catholic school students also worked with Jewish fraternity brothers and rabbis worked alongside Syrian refugees.

How cemetery vandalism brought St. Louis Jews and Muslims together like never before – Debra Nussbaum – The Forward 23.02.17
‘This is what our faith teaches us to do… The support from my Jewish sisters and brothers has been remarkable, and supporting the cemetery was my way of reciprocating that solidarity.’

Photos: St. Louisans unite to clean desecrated Jewish cemetery – Danny Wicentowski – Riverfront Times 23.02.17

And see: US Jews, Muslims join forces despite detractors November 26, 2016
We can no longer afford to let differences over Israel-Palestine prevent us from collaborating on issues of profound import at home.


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