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NONE SHALL BE AFRAID

Take Our Pledge

"Everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid."

– George Washington quoting Micah 4:4

These sentiments, expressed by George Washington in 1790 to the congregants of Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island, are among the most profound and reassuring declarations of how the new country would treat its Jewish population.

Jews today are facing the biggest threat to their safety and security in decades. Our society must act together to combat the incessant hatred and violence directed against Jews.

Today, we say: anti-Semitism is everyone’s problem.

Join the B’nai B’rith None Shall Be Afraid project and stand against anti-Semitism. Stand against hatred and intolerance in your community. Help bring awareness to how words and actions matter. Start by making a pledge.

What is Anti-Semitism?
aThe International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition states: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
 
For more on what constitutes anti-Semitism, click here.
 
We all have an important role to play in fighting anti-Semitism and in addressing hatred and intolerance against other marginalized groups.

I pledge:

  • To educate and help others understand the evils of anti-Semitism and stop the spread of the use of disparaging remarks, caricatures, vandalism and violence against Jews and Jewish institutions.

  • To speak against demonization, delegitimization or double standards against Israel, as they are manifestations of anti-Semitism.

  • To challenge any Holocaust denial and distortion of the historical record of the Holocaust.

  • To respect equal rights and diversity of thought, conscience and belief for everyone, no matter a person’s race, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or physical or mental challenges.

  • To disengage from all stereotyping and bias.

  • To refrain from telling jokes or using slang descriptions based on differences, recognizing that even though I may mean no disrespect, these words may be offensive to others.