Yom Kippur 5780

This is a sad day.
In Sachsen-Anhalt (Ger., Eng.) (24% of the parliament‘s seats held by the new nazi party) an armed attack on the synagogue of the city Halle (Ger., Eng.) took place. Actually two dead persons are verified. As I heared in the news this afternoon by a witness, one woman was just walking down the street when she was killed, one man was shot in a kebab shop next to the synagogue.
It is not clear how many attackers are involved, first news said four men in military gear with helmets carried out the attempted assassination. One man seemingly put explosives in front of the synagogue’s door, but there seems to have been no explosion. Also he was not able too shoot into the sacred room through the door or windows. He carried an automated weapon and a shotgun. Eighty to hundred people had gathered to celebrate the Day of Atonement (Ger., Eng.). It is not clear how many attackers are on the lam.
The GBA took over. Thankfully. Because it is sad fact that parts of the Eastern German authorities can not be trusted.
IF it really is what it seems to be, a military style attack on the Jewish community, we face a totally new dimension here.
I wanted to write about Boris the steampunk, and this sick pocket dictator in the White House, but who cares for these sad jokes when people are attacked in a synagogue. In Germany. In this rotten bog called Saxony. Where else ?

6 thoughts on “Yom Kippur 5780

  1. Media reports now say that it is a single attacker, a “lone wolf”. Nevertheless the first reports said that there was more than one active shooter.
    This afternoon I heared in the news the statement of an hospital there. The spokesperson said that they have two persons severely wounded by shots / bullets “who are actually sent into op”. Who these persons are, and who shot them, is not verified.
    At the same time, while these attack was carried out, the official “Festakt 30 Jahre Friedliche Revolution” took place in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. The Bundespräsident held a speech. I do not want to read it now.

    At the moment I am not angry, just depressed. Dumbness rules Brutality rules. All the old jaundices are still alive. As I read the attacker – of course ! – denied the shoa in his live stream of the shooting. Yes, modern arseholes do a livestream of their deeds. Verzweifeln möcht’ man …

  2. I saw this shortly after I woke up this morning! It’s all so sad and yes, very frightening because this sort of brutality and ignorance is everywhere. All of the synagogues here in Los Angeles have heightened security and police presence. I want to believe that these monsters are a minority, but it only takes one to wreck havoc in a community! Stay safe, dear friend! xoxo

  3. It would help if I could understand, but I can not – and this is very frustrating, Savannah.

    Exactly Autolycos, no “immune” place or space : The plague gets everywhere.

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