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Crown Heights Has Shown That Lives Matter

From the COLlive inbox: "You want to know what it means that lives matter? Let me explain to you what that looked like in our Crown Heights community for the past few months." Full Story

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A Chidush!
June 24, 2020 5:32 pm

A gevaldike chides

Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 24, 2020 5:24 pm

Condescending, and you missed the point of the BLM conversation taking place. Of course there is much to be learned from our community, but the BLM plea is simply that their lives should be valued in the eyes of the police, and other parties of our society. Some (too many) rotten apples in the police force, or American society at large, don’t feel like black lives matter equally, and are therefore quicker to “throw one away”. That’s all they’re saying. Noone is denying that the black communities have shortcomings, or issues within themselves, but that isn’t our concern. Let’s not… Read more »

You’re lecturing
Reply to  Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 24, 2020 6:38 pm

ALL lives matter and Jews shouldn’t be scared to walk down the street even more so in the hood! My son was almost attacked today by an angry black man so scary

Yes all lives matter
Reply to  You’re lecturing
June 24, 2020 10:38 pm

No Jews shouldn’t have to be scared.
But we can point out the merits of the lubavitch community, without implying that it is the way the blacks treat themselves, that is responsible for their lives “mattering less” in the eyes of some racist Americans.

He didn't apply that!
Reply to  Yes all lives matter
June 28, 2020 10:21 pm

How ridiculous “yes all lives matter”. You obviously missed his point. Ethics guides a community, steadies a community, uplifts a community. Not race baiting, grandstanding or violence on those who had NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THIS. Stop defending horrible behavior.

Who missed the point?
Reply to  Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 24, 2020 7:19 pm

By ‘BLM conversation’ do you mean the rioting, looting and nightly fireworks that disregard everyone else’s safety and security? Or do you mean the ‘conversation’ taking place between those that illegally and forcefully occupied a public area and are negotiating to only give it back if their demands are met? The original op-ed writer was not pointing out shortcomings in the black community nor denying that there could be bad apples who treat others unfairly. The writer was pointing out which actions demonstrate that other’s lives matter and that many in the CH community have been doing so, naturally and… Read more »

How terribly deaf you are to the suffering
Reply to  Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 24, 2020 7:37 pm

Of those who aren’t ‘your’ community!
Yes, our community showed that every single life matters. But that should mean we are all the more sensitive to everybody’s life! OUr stores weren’t looted, and that’s your ‘moral equivalence’??? The message of the nationwide protests is t hat some people are treated worse than others ONLY because of their skin color. This is true of black lubavitchers also! So if you care about every life, even if you care about only Lubavitcher lives, then you should care that skin color NEVER s hould matter!!

The BLM Plea is not so "Simple"
Reply to  Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 24, 2020 10:24 pm

For starters, BLM officially endorses BDS. That means they would like to see Eretz Yisrael brought down economically. That alone is a deal-breaker for me: Why should anyone who loves Israel then respect the organization called BLM, regardless of whatever else they may espouse? (But of course all lives DO matter, organization or not!) Second: Nearly every penny given to BLM goes directly to candidates from the Democrat party running for office. I, for one, prefer to judge candidates by the content of their platform and character, not by whether there is a “D” next to their name. And we… Read more »

Dear author of above comment
Reply to  Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 25, 2020 12:02 am

As you so well said, you should “cut your own nails” before your tell others to cut them, and get a real-actual-what-is really-going-on reality check.

The BLM conversation
Reply to  Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 25, 2020 1:33 am

BLM conversation has absolutely nothing to do with protecting and supporting black lives. If it did, it would concern itself with the many mamy good black people that are unprotected and hurting from the looting, defund the police movement, and inner city problems…BLM does absolutely zero to help them. If it was about the black people they would be doing things such as those described in this article.Please call a spade, a spade.

Do all black lives matter
Reply to  Focus on what you could be doing better...
June 25, 2020 10:24 am

In your comment you make a case for the BLM movement by stating that certain members of the police and society do not value black lives. What you do not include is the staggering amount of black lives who are lost to inter-gang black on black violence. Just this past weekend over 130 people were shot in Chicago, NY, and MN INCLUDING 5 CHILDREN and not a peep from the BLM movement or allies such as yourself. Your hypocrisy is astounding as you have clearly demonstrated that you only care about blacks loosing their life when it makes you look… Read more »

Well said
June 24, 2020 5:40 pm

Eloquently explained

Beaitiful
June 24, 2020 6:17 pm

You will have naysayers like post above
Please ignore

Nice message!
June 24, 2020 6:35 pm

But not sure why it has to be put in context of “lives mattering” when it’s a sensitive topic right now. Seems to be passively belittling the movement about lives mattering…

We'll said
June 24, 2020 6:40 pm

We’ll said

True!
June 24, 2020 7:07 pm

A shining example – for those that care to take note and follow.

Pittsburgh Shooting
June 24, 2020 7:33 pm

Right after the Tree of Life shooting took place in Pittsburgh, there was an immediate action to pass a resolution in the senate condemning antisemitism. The resolution addressed antisemitism initially, but then, other groups, including one led by the disgusting Ilhan Omar screamed “what about us? Don’t we matter too?!” and the language of the resolution was ultimately watered down to include anti-muslim sentiment and condemned overall hate and bigotry – ultimately a waste against antisemitism being particularly recognized even though it clearly should be. This isn’t our fight, folks. Crying out “all lives matter” is watering down the cries… Read more »

Beautifully done
June 24, 2020 8:35 pm

Well said

Not the time to speak of ourselves as ants..
June 24, 2020 10:21 pm

Ashreinu. Good on you for having pride in our blessed community. We have much to teach the world about how to take care of each other and there’s no time like the present to start. The issues being battled out in the streets would be practically irrelevant if people invested more in their communities and less on government programs that have all but decimated the inner city communities. BLM cares as much about black lives as frum Jews care about how many shrimp there are in the sea. Read more, dear people of the Book. There are plenty of black… Read more »

BLM is bad!!
June 24, 2020 10:31 pm

They don’t care about black lives.
Antifa is behind the BLM.
Educate yourself ppl!
They don’t protest when any black man is killed. Only if done by a white cop. There’s an agenda here.

Beautiful article!
June 25, 2020 7:39 am

The message is 100% true and put beautifully. Ashreinu!

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