By Micah Halpern
I've Been Thinking:
The drastic rise in hate crimes targeting Jews has not fostered many responses on the grassroots level.
Some figures, like Senator Bernie Sanders, have even announced that they’ve had enough with all the condemning of anti-Semitism.
But there have been some inspiring attempts to help and assist the many frightened Jews. Especially frightened are those who are “obviously identifiable Jews.”
A group of martial arts experts in LA is being organized by a Remi Franklin, a Jewish martial arts instructor.
Franklin is coordinating jiujitsu, karate, mixed martial arts and boxer instructors who will escort Jews going to and from synagogue and will also secure synagogues in LA. His group is working together with a Jewish security group named Magen Am.
In interviews with the LA Times and The Forward, Remi Franklin explains that coordinating these communities combines his Jewish life and his martial arts life.
Haters of Jews need to witness strong powerful Jews and their friends standing together, standing tall and standing proud.
We need more people like Remi Franklin.
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