The Jewish festival of Purim is now a week away. It celebrates the salvation of the Jews of ancient Persia from an antisemitic genocide masterminded by the king’s second in command. The Jews’ salvation is secured with the blessing of the king, but it is delivered by the Jews themselves, who are simply given permission to fight to prevent the planned bloodbath.
Thankfully we live in very different times, but the echoes of the Holocaust remind us that it was not so long ago that such machinations were successful.
Even in modern Britain, antisemitism is still present and it is growing. Whilst the British state defends its Jews from antisemitism, sometimes that protection is not forthcoming. Indeed this month, Campaign Against Antisemitism will be in court due to correct dismal failures by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Our team consists of talented volunteers who give many thousands of hours of their time, day in, day out, to defend British Jews and British society at large from the corrosive disease of antisemitism. Supported by our two brilliant employees, our charity takes robust action against antisemitism, including groundbreaking legal work. We do so working closely with the government, whose respect we have earned because when the authorities fail to act, we hold them to account, even in court when necessary.
We do what we do because this is the fight for the future of British Jews and we cannot afford to lose.
We continue to rely on your donations to cover the costs our work.
This Purim, if you care about the future of British society and British Jews, please help us to beat antisemitism back into the shadows by volunteering or donating. We are reliant upon you for success.
We wish all of our Jewish supporters a Purim sameach.
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