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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:19 am

Sunday’s Unite the Right Rally in Washington was a virtual no-show for the white supremacists who sought a reprise of the torch- and weapons-carrying march that sparked violence one year ago in Charlottesville, Va. That rally, capped by the death of counter protester Heather Heyer, stunned and sickened the nation. On Sunday, the fewer than 40 who turned up in the nation’s capital were drowned out — literally and figuratively — by the thousands who took to the streets in opposition and by the rain which dispersed the crowds.

Jews and Jewish organizations were well represented at the counter demonstration. The organized Jewish community also co-sponsored a teach-in on nonviolence, an interfaith Shabbat service and candlelight vigil at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

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