Dear Friends,

Early this morning I was checking out facebook and I saw this story, I passed it by because I knew it would devastate me but soon afterwards I knew I had to listen, I had to hear the sounds of these children, I had to stop protecting myself so that I could have a chance to protect them. Once I listen I began to weep. I could not stop the sobbing waves of my broken heart. I heard my own babies, I heard your babies. I head the fear and terror of God’s most innocent beings crying out. They deserve to be heard.

Please go through the trouble to listen to it yourself. Please.

My letter to you this week is laced in tears.

The situation with the immigrant children being separated by their parents, all 2000 of them at this point, is heart wrenching for all of us who are trying to make sense of such horrific behavior being perpetrated on innocents in the name of our great country.

We are becoming more and more aware of what is transpiring due to the public outcry that is growing throughout our country over this cruel policy that should never exist in a free, democratic and humane country.

Some journalists have been able to enter the facilities and their reports are horrifying. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to understand the trauma and fear of children crying for their mommy and daddies as grown men and women tear them away. Imagine your own child at 4 years old being taken out of your arms and there is absolutely nothing you can do to comfort their terrorized souls or to keep them safe. It is a nightmare unfolding.

The excuse that the Bible teaches us that laws must be followed is as offensive as it gets. Nothing could be farther from the truth when applied to this situation. Torah will teach us that Law must never stand alone, law requires oversight by the heart of humanity. Law must never be the final word, especially where families and babies are concerned and the souls of the innocents of our world. There is a higher good that demands to be taken into account, if we want to be more than mere monsters, we must temper law with compassion.

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”
 Mahatma Ghandi

Rally planned for Congressman Rouzer’s office June 20 th at Noon, to protest the separation of children from their families as immigration policy at U.S.-Mexico border. Rabbi Kozlow will be one of the speakers.

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As I have shared with the congregation, I am beside myself with sorrow and the burning need to do something.

Tomorrow the 20 th of June at Noon at 230 Government Center Drive
Suite 113, Wilmington, NC 28403, Phone: (910) 395-0202, where Congressman David Rouzer has his Wilmington office, there will be a significant protest against these heartless and soul crushing practices.

This gathering was inspired by local clergy of all faiths and is growing because they are bringing their congregations along with them. I pray that you will join me. I have the honor of being one of the speakers.

We are meeting at Noon, there will be a petition to sign and speakers to listen to and it is in an air conditioned space. It should last no more that an hour and in my estimation, it is one of the most important places you could possibly be tomorrow mid day. These policies and the barbaric way they are being instituted are crimes against humanity and I cannot sit by while these children and their mothers and fathers are torn apart both physically as well as spiritually.
 I cannot.

Please join all of us whose hearts bleed for the vulnerable in society, that’s why you have been given a heart.

 “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”
                                              Mahatma Ghandi

We are needed, our love, our care and our conviction to be God’s hands and feet when times of abuse of the innocents are upon us. For truth be known, God is always on the side of the underdog. So must we be!

Lets really do our part to make America Great again, let us find compassion, empathy and love and help dry the tears of the babies. They need us. We have no other weapons but love and the ability to stand for what is right.

I hope to see you all there,

Rabbi Julie Kozlow!"