The friendship began with an ad in a Chinese newspaper.

It was the spring of May 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic.

Tye Gregory, CEO of Jewish Community Relations Council, noticed the rise in violence against the Asian community as then-President Donald Trump and others blamed the pandemic on “the Chinese virus.”

He has seen similar xenophobia against Jews.

“We’ve experienced the same hatred ourselves,” Gregory said.

April 30, 2023

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