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Building past the division

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On January 6, 2021 while our elected officials were certifying the election for President-Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris, I watched the invasion of the US Capitol by a mob of Trump supports and extremists.

This was a most unsettling experience. My first reaction was I can’t believe what I am seeing — a mob of people storming the seat of American democracy. This can’t be happening here!

Thanks to television coverage and social media posts we had a front-row seat to something most of us could never imagine happening in this country. There has been a great deal of coverage and analysis of the invasion which will continue for some time.

As I watched, I saw history repeating itself — I thought of the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem, the start of Kristallnacht, the pogroms of Russia, even the Omaha race riot of 1919. With many of the attackers........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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