Masbia’s Alexander Rapaport Protests Trump’s Immigration Order Wants More Muslims in Boro-Park
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Alexander Rapaport, director of Masbia soup kitchen, rallied support for his Yemeni neighbors who were protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, JTA reports.
Not everyone was happy about the gesture.
Rapaport, who said, according to JTA, that “his experience being the victim of anti-Semitism forces him to call out hatred against others,” is now receiving flack for helping to organize a communal show of support last week for a local Yemeni-owned bodega.
“I received your solicitation letter in the mail along with this phone number,” read a text message he received Wednesday. “After seeing, though, that you protested President Trump’s executive order, and thus shamefully sided with those who are putting American lives in danger, I am no longer able to donate to your organization.”
The message, Rapaport told JTA, was referring to a fundraising letter he sent a few weeks ago to about 1,500 “top donors” — those who had given a one-time three-figure donation to the New York-based Masbia Soup Kitchen Network.