Parshat Shelach and American Jewry in 5780
by Moshe Burt
This is a special D’var Torah on Parshat Shelach written due to the explosion of violence in the United States, allegedly due to the killing of George Lloyd, and the subsequent shooting and alleged killing by Atlanta police of Rayshard Brooks.
I am writing in the first person due to what I feel is the gravity of the situation for American Jewry.
In reality, however, the seeds of this violence — the rioting, looting, burning and killing — including its anti-semitic and anti-Israel aspects, have been planted, nurtured and reaped over decades in America’s leftist-Democrat-socialist dominated largest cities, in the country’s universities; on their campuses, among the professors, among student body councils, on pro-sports athletic fields and team managements and in America public schools where young minds are being indoctrinated in socialism, identity politics, trans-genderism and the like almost from the cradle.