In the past few weeks, and months, we have all been facing difficult and unprecedented moments. In these challenging times, we just want to let you know that we in the Jewish community are watching your backs and are praying for you – even though it seems that your mayor and some others are not looking out for you, we realize the challenges that you face on a daily basis.
You have been sent into difficult areas. You have been asked to do things that you just don’t want to do. Yet you do them anyway. We understand you, and stand with you.
You are major heroes in our book – decent people just looking out for the safety of New York at large, and your own safety as well. We know that you do not want to hurt people. We know that you are not racist. At times, people can make a mistake – but that is what being human is all about. 37,999 out of 38,000 have never made such a mistake – and the movement to defund you is a serious aberration of what is normal. True, every agency needs to cut – but to use the terminology of “defunding” is a slap in the face.
Anyway, we just want you all to know, that we salute you. You are brave, giving, noble individuals and you are the fabric of what makes this country great. And even though we may be a bit perturbed that you are being told to shut down our stores, and to kick us out of parks, while tens of thousands of people are allowed to gather without social distancing, and some are hurling bricks at your vehicles and are shooting at you – we want you to know that we love you, we support you, and we have your backs.
May G-d Al-Mighty continue to keep you safe, and may peace rain upon all of our communities with reduced crime, reduced drugs and safer streets.
Thank you for all that you do for all of New York. Thank you to your family members who are worried sick about you. Give them a kiss and a hug from us and please tell them that we know what you are going through.
Be Well. Be Safe. And remember, New Yorkers love those who have dedicated their lives to protecting us. G-d bless you all, and your families and loved ones.
The VINNEWS TEAM