We, rabbis of Torat Chayim (a global Modern Orthodox rabbinic association with rabbinic members serving around the world), are appalled by the murderous act of terror attacks on Muslims in their own houses of worship in New Zealand during Jum’ah, a time of prayer.

We stand with our Muslim colleagues and together with all decent moral human beings, condemn these evil, violent acts of murder. We deeply identify with the profound feelings of shock and anguish when one is savagely attacked in one’s house of worship.

We condemn not only these shootings but the Islamophobia at their root. We stand with the Muslim people all over the world and will offer any help in fighting against Islamophobia in our midst.

We wish to add that a number of months ago, a synagogue in Pittsburgh was shot up by a white supremacist. We shall never forget the support we received from Imams in our respective communities. We are saddened that such an evil attack on a holy space has been repeated in another venue. This is living proof that violent hatred rarely stops at its first targeted community.

Rabba Carmella Abraham
Rabbi Jehoschua Ahrens
Rabbi Yitzhak Ajzner
Rabbi Dr. Elisha Ancselovits
Rabbi Michael  Balinsky
Rabbanit Nechama Barash
Rabbi Dr. David S. Bauman
Rabbi Benjamin  Berger
Rabbi Rahel Berkovits
Rabbi Yonah Berman
Rabbi David Bigman
Rabbi Danie Braune-Friedman
Rabbi Avraham Bronstein
Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Rabbi Michael Chernick
Rabbi Chuck Davidson
Rabbi Max Davis
Rabbi Barry Dolinger
Rabbi Menashe East
Rabbanit Tehila Elitzur
Rabbi Ellis Ellus
Rabbi Yehoshua Engelman
Rabbi Samuel Englender
Rabba Yaffa Epstein
Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn
Rabbi Itzchak Evan-Shays
Rabbanit Devorah Evron
Rabbi Steven Exler
Rabbi David Fain
Rabbi Dr. Zev Farber
Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson
Rabbi Michael Feuer
Rabbi Eliezer Finkelman
Rabbi Aaron Frank
Rabbi Avidan Freedman
Rabbi Eitan Gavson
Rabbi Daniel Geretz
Rabbi Marc Gitler
Rabbi David Glicksman
Rabbi Steve Golden
Rabbanit Miriam Gonczarska
Rabbi Daniel Goodman
Rabbi Dr. Mel Gottlieb
Rabbi Steve Greenberg
Rabbi Dr. Yitz  Greenberg
Rabbi Ben Greenfield
Rabbanit Goldie Guy
Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy
Rabbi Tyson Herberger
Rabbi Avram Herzog
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Rabbi Avital Hochstein
Rabba Sara Hurwitz
Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe
Rabbi David Jaffe
Rabbi David Kalb
Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky
Rabbi Ysoscher Katz
Rabbi Will Keller
Rabbanit Rachel Keren
Rabbi Fred Klein
Rabbi Tzvi Koren
Rabbanit Batya Krauss
Rabbi Dov Laimon
Rabbi Daniel Landes
Rabbi Michael Langer
Rabbi Steven Langnas
Rabbi Aharon Ariel Lavi
Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens
Rabbi Jonathan Leener
Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz
Rabbi Hayim Leiter
Rabbi Dr. Martin Lockshin
Rabbi Yehoshua Looks
Rabbi Asher Lopatin
Rabbi Jair Melchior
Rabbi Avram Mlotek
Rabbi Jack Nahmod
Rabbi Dina Najman
Rabbi Micha Odenheimer
Rabbi Justin Pines
Rabbi David Polsky
Rabbi Aaron Potek
Rabbi Avi Poupko
Rabba Devora Renert
Rabbi Dr. David Rosen
Rabbi Dr. Isaac Sassoon
Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger
Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz
Rabbi Gabriel N. Kretzmer Seed
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn
Rabbi Garth Silberstein
Rabbi Ami Silver
Rabbi Yair Silverman
Rabbi Daniel Silverstein
Rabba Ramie Smith
Rabbi Pesach Stadlin
Rabbi Michael Stein
Rabbi Nachum Tw Twersky
Rabbi Devin Maimon Villarreal
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
Rabbi Dr. Alan Yuter
Rabbi Mordechai Zeller
Reb Noam Zion
Professor Zvi Zohar


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