This week, the New Jersey Assembly State and Local Government Committee released a bill that condemns all forms of anti-Semitism. Rabbi Avi Schnall, the New Jersey director, presented testimony on behalf of Agudath Israel in strong support of the bill.
A similar bill recently passed the Senate committee thanks to the leadership of Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3), Senator Tom Kean (R-21) and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37).
In his testimony, Rabbi Schnall relayed his concerns about the recent expressions of hatred and violence towards the Jewish community in New Jersey. These incidents are a stark reminder that anti-Semitism remains a malignant reality in today’s world.