Rabbis Arrested in a Rally for Dreamers at U.S. Capitol

Rabbis Arrested in a Rally for Dreamers at U.S. Capitol

JLC Executive Director Jonathan D. Rosenblum and JLC New England Co-Chair Rabbi Barbara Penzner were arrested on January 17, 2018 in a rally for Dreamers at the U.S. Capitol. Rosenblum and Rabbi Penzner’s arrests—which occurred while they and more than 80 rabbis and other Jewish community activists sang “We Shall Not Be Moved”— were broadcast live by MSNBC, with commentary from reporter Andrew Rafferty. The noontime Capitol report has some half million daily viewers. http://www.msnbc.com/…/protesters-take-to-capitol-hill-to-f…

These and other rallies for Dreamers led to a three-day government shutdown, a short-term extension to February 8, and another likely showdown in Congress for a “clean” vote on Dreamers legislation.

Photo courtesy of Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

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