Rabbi Fersko was featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Sunday evening.
Click here to see her interview with correspondent Harry Smith about Passover, the return of spring, and hope after the pandemic.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is outrage over an anti-Semitic sweatshirt worn by a man during the U.S. Capitol riot last week.
The website selling the propaganda has a New York City address and on Sunday night thousands of people were calling for it to be shut down, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported. The viral photo of a man at the Capitol wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie that reads “Work brings freedom” has sparked worldwide rage as it makes light of the horrors of the Nazi’s notorious concentration camp.
Rabbi Diana Fersko leads the Village Temple in Union Square.
“We’re all a living remnant of that historical crime, whether it’s direct knowledge or indirect knowledge and it’s something that many of us feel very, very close to still,” Fersko said.
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“I really sort of took Jewish history as inspiration and said, you know, ‘What did Jews in the past do when they faced challenges to their worship?'” Fersko said. “One thing I noticed is that there’s always a response to crisis with creativity … And what that led me to do was really embrace technology. I figure if people are at home watching a screen, we should make that screen as visually interesting and stimulating as humanly possible.”