Challahs for the cops

July 3, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Australian Jewish Association has delivered a special Shabbat message as an expression of thanks to some of the police who protect our community.

AJA president Dr David Adler with the gifts

A spokesperson for the centre-right conservative-leaning AJA said: As we have seen in the general media, there is a growing trend by some groups to malign and even abuse the police.

We have decided to do the opposite and to express our gratitude and thanks to the police.”

Today AJA President Dr David Adler delivered a letter of thanks together with two Challahs and some hummus to a Rose Bay police station in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The gift was accompanied by a message saying “the Australian Jewish Association (AJA) wishes to present a small token to symbolise our gratitude and appreciation to those who serve in the NSW Police Force.

As a potentially targeted community by those motivate by antisemitism or to carry out acts of terrorism, we benefit from the supportive security provided by NSW Police, so felt it is important for the Jewish community to express gratitude and appreciation.”

The message explained that challah is a type of bread typically consumed during the Shabbat meals and on most Jewish festivals.

It ended with “We are giving a quantity to the Rose Bay police as something to share, representing connection with the Jewish community and our thanks to you.”

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