What ‘Send Them Back’ Means To Jews

“Like so many Americans, I was horrified last week to read tweets by the president of the United States telling four United States Congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from. My horror turned to anger as I watched the president silently watch — and implicitly condone — thousands of his supporters at a North Carolina campaign rally chanting “Send her back,” referring to Rep. Ilhan Omar. And quickly, my anger became sadness as I thought of every refugee, asylum seeker, immigrant, religious minority and person of color who has suffered when such hateful rhetoric leads to hateful actions. Which it always does.” Read more here at The New York Jewish Week.

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