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Lakewood CO - Colorado Jewish Cemetery Receives Money From Linda Sarsour’s Fundraising Campaign

Published on: December 7, 2017 06:30 PM
By: JTA
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Lakewood CO - Golden Hill Cemetery in Colorado received money from a fund launched by Palestinian American activist Linda Sarsour.

The Denver burial ground received a “large check” from the fund, Executive Director Neal Price told the Forward, though he declined to specify the amount. The Muslim non-profit Celebrate Mercy, which organized the fund, announced last month on its Facebook page that it had sent Golden Hill a check for $30,000.

The fundraising effort, launched in response to a series of acts of anti-Semitic vandalism targeting Jewish cemeteries around the country, became a source of controversy over the summer when Sarsour was accused of withholding the funds. Following a July report that Golden Hill had not yet received any funds, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called Sarsour a “fraud.”

Sarsour responded that she was the target of a campaign by “right wing zionists.”

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The fundraising effort has already raised more than $162,000, the Forward reported, and two cemeteries — in St. Louis and Rochester, New York — and a Chicago synagogue have already received a combined $50,000 from the campaign.



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 Dec 07, 2017 at 06:40 PM grandbear Says:

She would raise much more money to bury all of the jews.

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 07:58 PM DanielBarbaz Says:

This is money from the devil. Would they also take money from Nazis. Shame on any Jewish organization that would take money from such an anti Semite.
Perhaps it was her goons who desecrated the cemetery so that she could look good raising money to repair it.

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 08:14 PM Secular Says:

וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָם, אֶל-מֶלֶךְ סְדֹם: הֲרִמֹתִי יָדִי אֶל-יְהוָה אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, קֹנֵה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ.

אִם-מִחוּט וְעַד שְׂרוֹךְ-נַעַל, וְאִם-אֶקַּח מִכָּל-אֲשֶׁר-לָךְ; וְלֹא תֹאמַר, אֲנִי הֶעֱשַׁרְתִּי אֶת-אַבְרָם

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 11:24 PM Reb Yid Says:

lo me'uktzeich velo me'duvsheich.

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 Dec 08, 2017 at 04:14 AM Israeli Says:

Reply to #2  
DanielBarbaz Says:

This is money from the devil. Would they also take money from Nazis. Shame on any Jewish organization that would take money from such an anti Semite.
Perhaps it was her goons who desecrated the cemetery so that she could look good raising money to repair it.

How could they accept it? It's money raised from Jewish blood of Israelis. I am appalled. In their place I'd have ripped the check to shreds & sent it back with a note saying we don't accept money from terrorists or their supporters.

What hypocrites.

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 Dec 08, 2017 at 12:51 AM lazy-boy Says:

I reckon that Linda Sarsour loves to help Jewish cemeteries since she would like to see all of Israel become one big cemetery.

An antisemite who donates money to Jewish cemeteries is still an antisemite.

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 Dec 08, 2017 at 08:54 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

It is good when people spend their money to do good.

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 Dec 08, 2017 at 11:25 AM Shimon Says:

I recall with pride when Giuliani rejected $10 million from a Saudi Prince after 9/11.
Where is that kind of spine in Colorado?

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