(KRON) — Folks right here within the Bay Space are feeling the influence of the Israel-Hamas battle that erupted over the weekend. A neighborhood rabbi with Sim Shalom Synagogue says he’s already speaking to his congregation about it.
The rabbi, who is predicated in San Francisco, lived in Israel for 3 years and is an Israeli citizen.
He says it’s laborious to observe what’s taking place within the Center East from afar.
“My first response was horror, dismay, despair, anger, emotions of isolation,” stated Rabbi Elias Zwang, related rabbi at Sim Shalom Synagogue. “When liked one like this are focused, it’s actually laborious to know the right way to reply particularly while you’re so distant. So it’s been actually robust day.”
The rabbi described this distinctive second in Israeli historical past as being much like 9/11 or Pearl Harbor.
KRON4’s Dan Thorn additionally spoke to a restaurant proprietor who’s at the moment in Israel and skilled the assaults first hand. Watch the video within the participant under to see him share his expertise.
On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated the U.S. is working to substantiate if People had been amongst these killed within the assaults.