"Jews are being attacked on the streets of New York. New Yorkers can’t stand for that. What is called for now is a mass show of solidarity and rejection of anti-Semitism, which is among the oldest, most insidious hatreds on the planet."Of 421 hate crimes reported in NYC in 2019, more than half were directed at Jews. The 1st Jewish congregation in the US Shearith Israel , was founded in 1654 by Jews who emigrated from Brazil.Some Jews arrived in the late 1800s and the early 20th century, Others came around the time of WW2--seeking refuge from the horrors of the Holocaust. New York has been indelibly shaped by their presence.And yet now, some would claim that Jews are no longer welcome, that they do not belong. To protect all of us, New York needs to show up against anti-Semitism. We need to march in the streets, together."