Central Conference of American Rabbis Statement on Racism and Antisemitism at Ottawa Demonstrations

February 3, 2022

The Central Conference of American Rabbis condemns, in the strongest terms, the deployment of racist and antisemitic symbols and slogans at protests against Canadian public health measures. The swastika, the Confederate flag, and the hatred they represent have no place on Canada’s Parliament Hill.

The CCAR stands in solidarity with its Canadian colleagues, the communities they serve, and their partners in Canada’s rich multicultural society. Let the day come soon, when hatred shall perish from Canada and all the Earth, “when all shall dwell under their vine and fig tree, with none to make them afraid” (Micah 4:4).

Rabbi Lewis Kamrass

Rabbi Hara E. Person
Chief Executive
Central Conference of American Rabbis