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Anti-Semitism in America is on the rise. In the past year, Jewish cemeteries were desecrated in Philadelphia, Rochester and St. Louis; my rabbinical school was vandalized with a swastika, targeted for the first time in its 140-year history; and (in August), neo-Nazis and Klansmen marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, shouting “Jews will not replace us!” and threatening the town’s only synagogue.

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“We would have drowned.”

My previous experience with the Houston Jewish community was in September 2005 as they heroically responded to Hurricane Katrina.

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Letter writer misunderstands intent of article

I believe that Sandy Meyer’s comments (Letters to the Editor, Sept. 28) about Rabbi Londy’s article in the Rabbinic Wisdom section of The Chronicle’s Rosh Hashanah magazine published Sept. 14 are disingenuous, mean spirited and not consistent with the spirit of the High Holidays.

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American fascism

Trump’s flirtation with fascism dismays many people, but we should not be surprised. The United States has a tradition of fascism, with and without populism.

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“Today, the entire world is looking to America for enlightened leadership to peace and progress. Such a leadership requires vision, courage and tolerance. It can be provided only by a united nation deeply devoted to the highest ideals.”

- President Harry S. Truman, April 16, 1948, address before a joint session of Congress

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