Religious, civil rights leaders unite after Hanukkah stabbingPosted: Updated:
Religious and civil rights leaders are uniting after a deadly stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration.
Grafton E. Thomas allegedly entered a rabbi's home on the seventh night of Hanukkah and stabbed five people in Rockland County. The attack was preceded by multiple anti-Semitics attacks, including an attack on a kosher grocer in Jersey City.
Leaders of different faiths and nationalities came together on Monday and stood together in expressing the importance of unity in times of hate.
Mental health was also part of the discussion, as a way to stop the violence.
They also spoke about how the black and Jewish communities have supported each other throughout the years. They say they need that support to continue.