CHICAGO – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, delivered a speech on the House floor recognizing today as the first day of the Jewish month of Adar and condemning the alarming recent trend of increased anti-Semitism in Illinois and across the nation.
“With anti-Semitism on the rise nationally by 57% and anti-sematic incidents in Illinois up a staggering 353%, now more than ever is it important that we fight against bigots of all kinds,” Kalish said. “G-d will save us from destruction as he always has, but I ask this body of the Illinois State Legislature to please stand united against hate and anti-Semitism.”
Rep. Kalish was recently sworn in as state Representative of the 16th District, which includes portions of Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove and Chicago. For more information, please contact Kalish’s district office at 847-673-1131.