Rabbi Michael Lerner’s home vandalized

May 11, 2010

We at J Street were outraged last week to learn that Rabbi Michael Lerner’s home was vandalized by those who disagree with the Rabbi’s politics on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Political intimidation through vandalism, threats of violence, or acts of violence have no place in our community.

Those who use such ugly tactics should be ashamed. We encourage all those participating in the community conversation over how to best to secure Israel’s future as a Jewish, democratic home to refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that might incite this sort of reaction.