Standing With The Kurds

Attribution: Taysheyi [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] As we prepare for Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah and a wonderful celebration here at Ramat Shalom on Sunday evening, it is imperative for us to raise our voices to defend the Kurdish people who are under attack by President Erdogan and his military.The Kurds are indigenous to the Middle East. While efforts have been made to create a Kurdish state, they remain a homeless people. We Jews, with our deep connection to the land of Israel, know all too well about the challenges associated with not having a home – a safe haven. In Syria today, Kurds are the largest ethnic minority. They live in in the northern part of the country, along the border with Turkey in the region now under attack.As ISIS rose to power, the Kurdish militia demonstrated that they had the capability and willingness to stand up to extremists. Because of…