Anglican Church in Winnipeg Reacts to Swastika Smearings on Synagogues

The All Saints Anglican Church of Winnipeg has reacted to swastika smearings of two Winnipeg synagogues by sending letters of sympathy and contributions to the two houses of worship.

The church sent the letters and contributions to Shaarey Zedek and Rosh Pina synagogues. Rector R. Desmond Kimmit said in the letters that the clergy and wardens of the church were dismayed that such smearings could happen and added that the Nazi slaughter of European Jewry could not have happened if the church over many centuries had not contributed “to a total environment of anti-Semitism. ” He added that the contributions were sent “as symbolic of that new understanding” among all creeds “which thankfully seems destined to be born in our day.”

President Ben B. Cantor of Congregation Shaarey Zedek responded that if people could be generally educated to think as did the congregation and officers of the All Saints Church, “the brotherhood of man would be a reality and not a dream. “

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