Statement on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

The Toronto Board of Rabbis is deeply saddened following the deplorable attacks in Christchurch. We offer our deepest sympathies and heartfelt support to Toronto’s Muslim community, who once again feel the agony of sisters and brothers maimed and murdered during prayer

The Jewish tradition emphasizes the sanctity of human life. Every person is created in the image of God and has infinite worth. The violence in Christchurch has no justification and we condemn it fully and completely.

To the grieving families, the Toronto Board of Rabbis conveys our solemn condolences. We call on the Jewish community to pray for the complete healing of the dozens of people wounded in these attacks.

May we all strive for the day when people of goodwill work together so that human decency can prevail.