Jewish Community Reacts to Trump Speech
President Donald Trump started his first Joint Address to Congress on Monday night with a pointed rebuke of recent threats against Jewish community centers, and displayed solidarity with the Jewsih community, saying that despite a nation divided on the political landscape, it remained united "against hate in all of its very ugly forms."
The local Jewish community in Gainesville welcomed the message from Mr. Trump, and while displaying measured tones of caution in response to the reported threats recieved elsewhere, they expressed confidence in the Gainesville community, its law enforcement, and the ability of its congregants to worship safely.
"I feel and I think most of my congregants feel as safe as ever and we are confident that Gainesville is a safe and wonderful community to be in," Rabbi David Kaiman said in an interview with TV 20's Michael Sorge.
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